Blender Pumps Will Provide Consumers with Greater Access to Mid Level Blends of Ethanol

WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, has partnered with the United Farmers Cooperative to install two blender pumps in Shelby, Neb. The new blender pumps are located at 600 East Hwy 92, and have been installed with assistance from Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program.

“Every blender pump we install gives consumers a choice at the pump that includes domestic, renewable ethanol,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “Growth Energy is pleased to have been able to assist in the United Farmers Cooperative in their efforts and we remain committed to assist with the addition of more blender pumps across the nation.”

“UFC’s decision to install blender pumps versus upgrading with traditional pumps and adding E85, is all about giving our customer the ability to support the ethanol programs and still have the flexibility to chose based on his or her blended preference,” said Dick Munn, United Farmers Cooperative Vice President of Energy.

United Farmers Cooperative has become part of Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program, offering funds to retailers for the alternative fuel infrastructure. To find a listing of all E85 sites throughout Nebraska and across the nation, go to www.E85Refueling.com.

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 [email protected].

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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 GrowthEnergy.org.

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