LINCOLN, Neb. — Frontier Coop will begin offering E15 for 2001 and newer vehicles at four locations beginning September 20. A grand opening promotion will be announced soon.
Vehicles that are 2001 and newer account for 75% of the vehicles on the road and those vehicles consume over 85% of the fuel sold in the country.
Frontier Coop will offer E15 as a fuel choice for consumers in Weston, Brainard, Ceresco, and Dwight. “E15 seemed like the logical fuel to offer to support our local economies,” said Jeff Ingalls, energy department manager for Frontier Coop. “We want to give consumers fuel choice and what better than to offer a locally homegrown and produced fuel?”
All the necessary steps to offer E15 were followed by Frontier Coop including being registered for the fuel survey, adopting the misfueling mitigation plan created by the Renewable Fuels Association, and the pumps will be labeled properly for selling E15.
“It is a great feat for the ethanol industry to see E15 sold in multiple states, and we are pleased that Nebraska is expanding the number of locations offering E15 for 2001 and newer vehicles,” said Robert White, director of market development for the Renewable Fuels Association.
Due to a lack of a one pound reed vapor pressure waiver for E15, retailers must change their labels in the summer months and offer E15 to flex fuel vehicles only. Beginning September 15 retailers can resume offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles.
“It has been 30 years since a new fuel has been introduced, and just after a year, E15 is starting to gain traction, and will be sold in nine states starting September 15,” said White.
“It is great to see our rural communities supporting their local corn farmers. There are so many benefits of ethanol fuel and moving to E15 adds to the benefits,” said Don Hutchens, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board.
Nebraska is the second largest producer of ethanol in the United States. Ethanol creates jobs, spurs economic development, increases energy independence, and helps Nebraska drivers by lowering the price at the pump. E15 is moving us in the direction of being even more self-sufficient.
Picture Note: Kyle Stein, branch manager in Ceresco, standing next to one of the pumps that Frontier Coop plans to change to E15 beginning September 20.
About the Renewable Fuels Association
The Renewable Fuels Association is the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry. Its mission is to advance the development, production, and use of ethanol fuel by strengthening America’s ethanol industry and raising awareness about the benefits of renewable fuels. RFA’s members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, more energy independent and economically secure. For more information, visit www.EthanolRFA.org.
About the Nebraska Corn Board
The mission of the Nebraska Corn Board is to develop, carry out and participate in programs of research, education, market development and promotion to enhance profitability (viability) and expand the demand and value of Nebraska corn and value-added corn products. The Nebraska Corn Board’s market development, research, promotion and education programs are funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest at a rate of 1/2 of a cent per bushel of corn sold. Visit www.nebraskacorn.org.