Growth Energy has partnered with Cooperative Elevator and Ignash Petroleum to install Michigan’s second and third blender pumps.
The Cooperative Elevator pump will be installed in Sebewaing on Monday, November 8 and the Ignash pump was installed in Elkton last week. The companies received assistance to install the pumps – which offer varying blends of E30, E40, E50 and E85 – through Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program. Both retailers said their companies decided to sell mid level blends in order to give consumers greater access to domestically produced renewable fuel.
“We think that it is important to support renewable fuel and especially to support our local economy. By offering blends of E30, E50 and E85 we are giving people more options,” said Charlotte Ignash, VP of Ignash Petroleum. “We want to give our customers choices other than E85 and no-lead, support our members markets, become more environmentally friendly, and accommodate the flex fuel vehicles,” added Tim Sielaff, V.P. of Petroleum for Cooperative Elevator Co.
To celebrate the installations, Cooperative Elevator Co. and Ignash Petroleum will both hold open houses on Friday, November 10. To date, Growth Energy has helped install more than 90 E85 and blender pumps across the country through their grant program.