Nebraska adds another ethanol blend retailer

Source: By Russell Hubbard, Omaha World Herald • Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Nebraska Ethanol Board says a flex-fuel pump capable of dispensing gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85 percent is coming to the Country Partners Cooperative in Spalding on West Highway 91.

The pump is scheduled to open Aug. 5. A grand opening from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will include refreshments, giveaways, and drawings.

The ethanol board said owners of flex-fuel vehicles can save 20 cents per gallon by using E20, E30, and E85 gas-ethanol blends. Ethanol opponents say the savings are eclipsed by decreased gas mileage.

The new pump is one of about 80 in Nebraska to offer a variety of ethanol fuel blends, including E10, E20, E30 and E85. The Nebraska Ethanol Board said fuels blended with 20 percent ethanol or greater are for flex-fuel vehicles only.

Nebraska is the nation’s second-largest ethanol producer, behind Iowa, and the third-largest producer of its main ingredient, corn.