October 25, 2012

Lexington, Neb., retailer offering 15 percent ethanol blend

A Lexington, Neb., retailer is the first in the state to offer E15, a 15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline blend, the Nebraska Corn Board said yesterday. E15 is approved for use in vehicles 2001 and newer.
The retailer, Uncle Neal’s Phillips 66, is located at 2705 S Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington.

Neal Hoff, owner of the Uncle Neal’s in Lexington, had previously received a Nebraska Corn Board grant to install fuel pumps that offer him more flexibility. He said E15 seemed like the logical fuel to offer since vehicles that are 2001 and newer use more than 80 percent of the fuel sold. "We want to give consumers fuel choice and what better than to offer a locally homegrown and produced fuel?" he said.

The Nebraska Corn Board and the Renewable Fuels Association worked with Hoff to ensure he was registered for the fuel and labeled properly for selling E15.

"It is a great feat for the ethanol industry to see E15 being sold in multiple states, and we are pleased Nebraska is added to the list," said Robert White, director of market development for the Renewable Fuels Association.

"It has been 30 years since a new fuel has been introduced, and we know adoption is going to be slow. Consumers in Nebraska now are one of the first in the nation to have a new fueling option that we believe other retailers in the state will choose to offer in the future," White said.

For more, check out the report below from KHAS-TV.

1 comment:

  1. E15 availability is great news for Nebraska. Keeps 5% more of your fuel expenditures right here in Nebraska creating jobs. And because of the improved feed efficiency of the ethanol co-product, distiller's grain, there are more cattle being fed in Nebraska feedlots, which improves the prices paid for Nebraska's calf crop.