United Cooperative Fitting Cenex Sites for Flex-Fueling
(CSP Daily News) Installs ethanol blender pumps across southcentral Wisconsin
United Cooperative has been selected to receive a $448,500 Rural Energy for America Program grant to assist with the installation of 36 ethanol flex-fuel blender pumps and seven biodiesel dispensers at 11 of United Cooperative’s Cenex convenience stores located throughout southcentral Wisconsin.
…”The renovations to all 11 convenience stores will be completed by the 2012 year end,” said Greg Adkins, United Cooperative convenience store division supervisor. “It takes about two to three weeks per site to complete the overhaul. …Our flex-fuel blender pumps let the consumer decide what they want to put in their vehicle based on type and age of vehicle, price, and performance.”
… ”More vehicles on the road operating with E85 substantially lessens our dependence on foreign oil, because we are then only using a 15% gas mixture,” he added. “Studies show using ethanol in the Wisconsin fuel marketplace helps lower gasoline prices by reducing the need for importing expensive, high-octane, petroleum-based gasoline components or more crude oil from unstable market regions of the world, like the Middle East.” READ MORE