New Blender Pump Opens up in Elgin

Flex fuel vehicles can use regular unleaded, e10, e85 or any combination of ethanol and regular gas, including the e20 and e30 blends that are growing more common at stations that have installed ethanol blender pumps like these.Lincoln, NE-A new blender pump is now open in Elgin at the Elgin One Stop & Sleepin Inn. 

The grand opening of the blender pump will be held Tuesday, September 18 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The new blender pump is located at 501 N 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.  They 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.  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

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.” 

“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,” Sneller said. 

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.


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 is a self-help program, funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest in the program at a rate of ¼ 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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