Lincoln, NE-New blender pumps are now open in Jackson at the Jackson Express.
The grand opening of the blender pumps will be held Friday, November 16 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The new blender pumps are located at 400 West Elk Street in Jackson. Discounts of $0.85 on E85 and $0.30 on E30 will be given during the grand opening. These discounts are applied to flex fuel vehicles only.
Blender pumps such as this one are located at approximately 60 locations in Nebraska and offer a variety of renewable ethanol fuel blends.
This station will offer unleaded, E10, E30, and E85. Jackson Express is getting the ethanol to blend from Siouxland Ethanol, one mile from the retail location. “Using a locally produced, homegrown fuel is one way to help the local economy,” said Taylor Nelson, one of the owners of Jackson Express.
One in ten 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. “Blender pump openings, such as this one, are one way we can inform consumers about flex fuel vehicles and using higher ethanol blends.” Said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board. 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.
“More and more blender pumps that offer higher ethanol blends are popping up in the state,” said Clark. “Ethanol saves motorist money at the pump. Last year, ethanol saved Americans in the Midwest over $1.60 at the pump.”
“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 and other ethanol blends, they’re strengthening Nebraska’s economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment,” Sneller said.
Blender pumps that offer higher ethanol blends are helping the nation move past the E10 blend wall. 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.
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
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.