Blender Pumps Now Available

Cindy Zimmerman

GilbarcoFuel pump supplier Gilbarco has introduced the industry’s first alternative fuel blending dispensers.

Gas PumpDesigned to blend ethanol or biodiesel with standard fuels, the new 3+1 and 3+0 blenders have Weights & Measures approvals. The alternative fuel blenders are part of the Gilbarco® Encore® S product line, which includes the industry’s most comprehensive selection of dispensers for alternative fuels.

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has been working with Gilbarco for several weeks to debut their first set of dispensers of this kind at a Colwich, KS station as part of the recently announced Kansas Flex-Fuel Pilot Program for higher blends of ethanol. The new dispenser will offer regular unleaded, E10, E20, E30 and E85. All ethanol blends above 10 percent ethanol are for flex-fuel vehicles only at this time. Dispensers are clearly labeled to signify which products are to be used in which vehicles, and carry the “e” brand on all ethanol blends.

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