Lincoln, NE-New flex fuel pumps are now open in Lincoln at the U-Stop on 84th and Highway 6.
This is the first retail location in Lincoln with flex fuel pumps that offer ethanol blended fuels such as E15 and E85 for flex fuel vehicles. Flex fuel pumps such as this one are located at approximately 60 locations in Nebraska and offer a variety of renewable ethanol fuel blends.
This U-Stop location installed eight flex fuel pumps, which were paid for in part by the Nebraska Corn Board. E85 and E15 are offered for flex fuel vehicles. E10, or Super Unleaded, and Unleaded are also available. The location is supporting the local economy by purchasing homegrown, locally produced ethanol from E-Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska.
The grand opening of the flex fuel pumps will be held Friday, December 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The new flex fuel pumps are located at 6600 North 84th St-84th and Highway 6-in Lincoln. Discounts of $0.66 per gallon on E85 and E15 will be given during the grand opening. These discounts are applied to flex fuel vehicles only.
“We have been working hard to get flex fuel pumps in the larger cities such as Lincoln,” said Kim Clark director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board. “The greatest concentration of flex fuel vehicles in located in larger cities and it only makes sense to install flex fuel pumps in the cities.”
Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board said, “Ethanol saves motorist money at the pump. Last year, ethanol saved Americans in the Midwest over $1.60 per gallon. Consumer choice and ethanol availability are high on consumer’s priority list with today’s gas prices.”
One in 10 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.
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. 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.