Lincoln- A new blender pump is now open in Elgin at the Elgin One Stop & Sleeping Inn.
The grand opening of the blender pump will be held Tuesday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new pump is located at 501 North 2nd Street in Elgin.
Discounts of $0.85 on E85 and $0.30 on E30 will be given during the grand opening. These discounts are applied to vehicles only and will not be applied to fuel trailers.
This E85/blender pump is one of approximately 60 in Nebraska to offer a variety of renewable ethanol fuel blends.
This station will offer unleaded, E10, E30, and E85.
The number of flex fuel cars in Nebraska has increased 20 percent in the last year, with more than 143,000 cars registered. However, over 120,000 Nebraska motorists currently own a flexible fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline up to E85, and they don't even know it. To confirm if a vehicle is flex fuel, drivers can check their owner's manual, their gas cap, look for the flex fuel emblem on their vehicle or visit the website www.ne-ethanol.org/e85.
"Gas prices keep increasing and flex fuel vehicle owners can save even more when fueling up with E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends at blender pumps," said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development with the Nebraska Corn Board.
"Ethanol saves motorist money at the pump. Last year, ethanol saved American households over $1,200," said Clark.
"Consumer choice and ethanol fuel availability are a high priority with today's gas prices," said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board's administrator. "When flex fuel drivers fill up on E85, they're strengthening Nebraska's economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment."
To find a list of retailers that offer E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends visit the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ne-ethanol.org or check the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.nebraskacorn.org.