First E15 Station in South Florida Opens Today

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to Protec’s announcement that E15 is now being offered in South Florida for the first time at North Miami’s Caraf Oil, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement:

“I would like to extend congratulations on behalf of Growth Energy and its members to Protec Fuel and to North Miami’s Caraf Oil for their efforts to offer consumers a choice of homegrown, renewable fuels. This latest opening serves as a reminder that consumer demand is there for E15, and when given the choice, the consumer will choose the higher performing, less expensive fuel that is better for our environment – one that creates jobs in America and reduces our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.

“Protec and Caraf Oil examined the marketplace and listened to their customers. We commend them on their initiative to offer higher ethanol blends such as E15 and E85 that will provide a much needed choice and savings for consumers.”

Protec Fuel is a fuel distribution and management company based in Boca Raton, Florida, with its alternative fuel division specializing in turnkey ethanol programs for retailers, fleets and fuel distributors throughout the United States. E15, E85 and other higher ethanol blend services include physical ethanol supply and blending programs; financial risk management programs; E15/E85/etc. strategic site selection; station design; equipment supply; station installation and conversions; RINS management; government grant funding assistance and support with station sales and marketing. Protec currently supplies, either directly or through distribution partners, more than 200 E85 stations.

Currently, E15 is available at more than 100 stations across the nation. The locations are spread between 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

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