E85 Pumps Get UL Approval

Cindy Zimmerman

After nearly four years of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing, certifications have finally been issued to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore® E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation® Eco fueling E85 dispenser. These fuel pumps are now completely certified and approved for dispensing any range of fuel ethanol from E0 through E85.

“The final UL certification of both the Gilbarco and Dresser Wayne fuel dispensers represents a significant step in expanding our national effort to provide higher level blends of ethanol directly to consumers,” said Growth Energy CEO, Tom Buis in a press release announcing the approvals. “Now that these two outstanding domestically based pump manufacturers have received all the final approvals and certifications, we anticipate a more rapid expansion in the number of higher blend fueling facilities across the nation.”

“This UL approval helps Dresser Wayne further its commitment to the development of green refueling technologies,” said Scott Negley, Director of Alternative Energy Products for Dresser Wayne. “Consumers are increasingly demanding renewable fuel options for their vehicles, and car manufacturers are steadily increasing the number of vehicle models that use eco-friendly fuels. Now, fuel retailers dispensing E85 with Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco Fuel E85 dispensers can meet consumer demands and also be in compliance with industry standards.

“We are pleased to be leading the development of the infrastructure required for alternative fuels, including increased use of ethanol,” said Chad Johnson, marketing manager for Encore dispensers at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “The Encore S Flexible Fuel dispensers for E85 provide our customers with the same innovative, money-making features and durability they enjoy with the gasoline models.” (Press announcement here).

The certification and approval of ethanol blender pumps is expected in upcoming weeks.

E85, Equipment, Ethanol, Growth Energy