A new ethanol blender pump opening in Ord, Nebraska was a big success last week.
Country Partners Cooperative hosted a pump grand opening on Thursday, September 9 with specials on E10, E20, E30 and E85, door prizes and drawings will be held as well as a BBQ served by the local FFA chapter.
Country Partner’s blender pump was financially supported in part by the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) through a blender pump grant program offered to those looking at installing blender pumps in Nebraska. “With the incentive being offered by the Nebraska Corn Board and the growing number of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) being driven across the U.S., blender pumps are one avenue to help get the ethanol industry past the blend wall,” said Curt Friesen, a corn farmer from Henderson, Nebraska who serves as chairman of the NCB market development committee.
There is also a federal tax incentive available through the end of the year to these stations that make the investment in a blender pump, and there are incentives offered by companies and ethanol organizations. In addition to the Nebraska Corn Board, the Country Partner’s blender pump was supported by Green Plains Renewable Energy and Growth Energy.