Now that Underwriters Laboratory has approved the use of certain pump dispenser models for mid-level ethanol, the door is open for manufacturers to begin marketing them more aggressively.
This week, Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced the release of a new dispenser in the Encore® S fuel dispenser product line that offers four fuel products at the same fueling position – regular unleaded, premium unleaded, a mid-level ethanol blend and E85.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Conference on Weights and Measures have approved 19 other Gilbarco Encore S and Encore 300 flexible fuel dispenser models for use with Ethanol blends up to E25, giving retailers maximum choice and flexibility.
“Retailers are requesting products that provide flexibility in the fuel choices they can offer their customers. Increasing consumer demand for ethanol based fuels, combined with incentive programs to encourage the development of an infrastructure to deliver these fuels, are helping to create demand for a range of products,“ said Chad Johnson, product manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root and a board member for Growth Energy. “The Encore series flexible fuel dispensers help retailers meet demand for higher Ethanol fuel blends and offer the opportunity to capture blender tax incentives as well.”