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Grand Opening Set for New Flex Fuel Pump in Spalding

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA-A grand opening at a new flex fuel pump at Country Partners Cooperative in Spalding on West Highway 91 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5.

This flex fuel pump grand opening in Spalding on Tuesday, August 5 will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Flex fuel vehicle owners can save 20 cents per gallon on E20, E30, and E85.

“If you don’t know if you drive a flex fuel vehicle, come visit us during the grand opening,” said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development with the Nebraska Corn Board. In addition to savings at the pump, there will also be refreshments, giveaways, and drawings.

This E85/flex fuel pump is one of approximately 80 in Nebraska to offer a variety of renewable ethanol fuel blends. This station will offer E10 – a blend of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline, E20 – a blend of 20% ethanol and 80% gasoline, E30 – a blend of 30% ethanol and 70% gasoline, and E85 – a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Fuels blended with 20 percent ethanol or greater are for flex fuel vehicles only. 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.

One in ten Nebraska motorists currently own a flex fuel vehicle which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, up to E85. 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 http://www.ne-ethanol.org/ffv

“While gas prices keep increasing, flex fuel vehicle owners can enjoy a greater savings at the pump when using ethanol fuel blends,” said Clark. “When the price spread between E85 and regular gasoline hits a certain point, flex fuel vehicle owners can save quite a bit of money as well as improving Nebraska’s economy.”

“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 creating jobs, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment.”

This blender pump was paid for in part by a grant on behalf of Nebraska’s 23,000 corn producers through their checkoff program as administered by the Nebraska Corn Board. For more information, visit www.nebraskacorn.org.

Sign up for the Nebraska Ethanol Board’s FFV club for updates of new E85 locations and other announcements. Go to www.ne-ethanol.org/ffv to sign up now.

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Established in 1971, the Nebraska Ethanol Board assists ethanol producers with programs and strategies for marketing ethanol and related co-products. The Board supports organizations and policies that advocate the increased use of ethanol fuels and administers public information, education, and ethanol-focused research projects. The Board also assists companies and organizations in the development of ethanol production facilities in Nebraska. For more information, please visit
www.ne-ethanol.org.

The Nebraska Corn Board’s market development, research, promotion and education programs are funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest at a rate of 1/2 of a cent per bushel of corn sold. Nebraska corn checkoff funds are invested in programs of market development, research and education.

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