Certified Ethanol Blender Pumps Available Soon

Growth Energy, the nation’s primary advocate of the use of ethanol, and Veyance Technologies, a manufacturer of liquid fuel dispenser hoses, today announced Underwriters Laboratory (UL) certification of the Veyance Flexsteel® Futura liquid fuel dispenser hose for use with mid- and high-level blends of ethanol.

This is the last equipment part requiring UL certification for mid- and high-level blend dispensing equipment, following a 2006 decision by UL to rescind previous certification and revise equipment standards for this type of dispenser. This announcement concludes the final series of UL testing for the “hanging hardware” which is attached to the basic fuel dispenser.

Growth Energy had partnered with Veyance and provided financial support necessary to accelerate the submission of the hose for UL testing and, ultimately, certification.

“We have been pleased to work with Veyance on this project in order to facilitate the testing and certification of the hose needed to dispense mid- and high-level blends of ethanol in blender pumps,” said Growth Energy CEO, Tom Buis. “Veyance’s certification on their liquid fuel hose represents a significant step in acquiring the complete certification of a mid- and high-level blend dispenser.”

“Veyance is pleased to offer our customers a dispensing hose that is certified for all level blends of ethanol,” stated Keith Collett, industrial hose marketing manager for Veyance. “Within the next few weeks we’ll start production of the Futura Ethan-ALL hoses and are excited about the potential of mid- and high-level ethanol blends. We appreciate Growth Energy’s support, which was instrumental in advancing the timeline for certifying our hose.”

This is the last component of the “hanging hardware” needed for a complete approval of an E85 dispensing unit. Certification of a complete E85 and blender pump by UL is expected soon and Authorities Having Jurisdiction, (State and local Fire Marshals and Code Enforcement Officials) will soon be in position to accept mid and high level blend ethanol dispensers with complete UL certification.

For a hi-resolution photo of the approved hose, contact Growth Energy's public affairs department.

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About GrowthEnergy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.

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