It’s no coincidence that we’re seeing a few new E85 stations opening this week. We’re heading into Labor Day weekend and many us will be driving to visit friends and family. For those flex-fuel vehicle drivers, you have a new E85 station that just may be on your travel route. Aurora Cooperative at 614 2nd Street in St. Paul, Nebraska is the home of the state’s newest E85 pump. While you can fill up now, the station will be having a grand opening celebration on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
During the E85 event, the station will offer an 85 cent discount on E85 for a fill-up of up to 30 gallons. Also available is E10 and regular gasoline. This is Nebraska’s 68th E85 pump and today, there are more than 100,000 Nebraskan motorists who own a flex-fuel vehicle (FFV). Not sure if your car is an FFV? You can check by visiting the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ne-ethanol.org/ffv.
“E85 and other ethanol fuels burn cleaner than gasoline and the ethanol is produced here in Nebraska. As manufacturers produce more Flex Fuel Vehicles each year, there is an opportunity to expand the use of high level ethanol blends,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator.
Kim Clark, Ag Program Manager with the Nebraska Corn Board added, “We are pleased that ethanol, grown and produced right here in Nebraska by our corn farmers, can be offered locally.”