Growth Energy Teams Up With Country Partners Cooperative to Install First Blender Pump in Ord, NE

WASHINGTON, DC –– Growth Energy has joined forces with Country Partners Cooperative in Ord, NE to install the town’s first blender pump. The station offers E20, E30 and is located at 424 North 14th Street in Ord, Nebraska — on the corner of Highway 70 and Highway 11.

“If we want to put Americans back to work, strengthen our national security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need to provide more motorists with the choice of fueling their automobile with renewable, homegrown ethanol,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “We are thrilled to have been able to help Country Partners Cooperative install this blender pump to provide consumers with mid and high level blends of ethanol to clean our skies and decrease our dependence on oil.”

The new blender pump in Ord was open for business on Saturday, July 10 where sales were more than 1,300 gallons.

Scott Haller, Petroleum Manager for Country Partners Cooperative said, “We took advantage of Growth Energy’s funding to install a blender pump. We needed to upgrade our pumps and we believe that ethanol is a huge part of our sales and our community. We are a farmer based cooperative so we wanted to get in the structure of burning something we are producing. We have seen a lot more FFV’s out there so it’s great to give the consumer a choice at the pump.”

“The expansion of blender pumps in Nebraska offers consumers additional fuel choices at the pump,” said Todd Sneller, Administrator for the Nebraska Ethanol Board. “The increased use of higher ethanol fuel blends helps to retain energy dollars in the Nebraska economy and support the investment in ethanol plants. The Nebraska Ethanol Board applauds this partnership and continues to encourage fuel marketers to offer additional ethanol fuel choices at locations across the state.”

Country Partners Cooperative has become part of Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program, offering funds to retailers for the alternative fuel infrastructure. Growth Energy is also assisting retailers 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