Growth Energy Partners to Open First Blender Pump With Mid and High Level Ethanol West of the Rockie

Jefferson City, MO — Growth Energy has joined forces with Get Green LLC, Lucky Stop to offer the first blender pump offering mid and high levels of ethanol in the Southwest. Located at 8816 S Eastern in Las Vegas, NV, the site offers ethanol blends of E30 and E85.

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy noted that the recent certification of Dresser Wayne and Gilbarco blender pumps by Underwriters Laboratory will help promote the installation of blender pumps across the country to help decrease our dependence on oil.

“We are pleased to assist Lucky Stop with the opening of the first blender pump west of the Rockies,” said Buis. “Every blender pump we install will help make our country more energy independent and more secure, all while giving consumers a choice at the pump that includes domestic, renewable ethanol. Growth Energy is pleased to have been able to assist in Lucky Stop’s efforts and we remain committed to assist with additional blender pumps across the nation.”

Mike Maalouf, owner of the Lucky Stop station said, “Everyone is struggling with the way the economy is right now. By installing E30 and E85 this creates more choices for the consumer, but also assists with lessening our dependency on foreign oil. Ethanol is greener, cleaner and better for the environment.”

The new blender pump opened for business on Monday, July 12 and has increased sales by 30 percent since they started offering the blended fuels.

Growth Energy provided Lucky’s a grant through their 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program. Along with the funding to offset the cost of infrastructure, Growth Energy has supplied retailer assistance with the technical aspects of installation and marketing of both mid and high level blends of ethanol. A complete list of all sites offering both mid and high level blends of ethanol may be found at

For more information on the 2010 Growth Energy E85 and Blender Pump Grant Program, contact the Growth Energy Market Development office at 1-877-485-8595 or at


About Growth Energy
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