It’s always a good day for ethanol when we hear about new E85 or blender pumps opening. Today, the United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) has installed two new blender pumps in Shelby, Neb. with the help of Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program. The pumps are located at 600 East Hwy 92. This Friday, UFC will host a Blender Pump Open House from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CST where they will be holding drawings and offer fuel discounts for E10, E20, E30 and E85.
“UFC’s decision to install blender pumps versus upgrading with traditional pumps and adding E85, is all about giving our customer the ability to support the ethanol programs and still have the flexibility to chose based on his or her blended preference,” said Dick Munn, United Farmers Cooperative Vice President of Energy.
UFC became a member of Growth Energy’s E85 and blender program for the assistance they offer with fueling infrastructure as well as for financial assistance. This year has been a good year for retailers to install E85 and blender pumps since the federal government is currently offering a tax credit that gives station owners a 50 percent tax credit, up to $50,000, for installing E85 infrastructure.
“Every blender pump we install gives consumers a choice at the pump that includes domestic, renewable ethanol,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “Growth Energy is pleased to have been able to assist in the United Farmers Cooperative in their efforts and we remain committed to assist with the addition of more blender pumps across the nation.”