Flex fuel station opens in Grand Island with ethanol, bio-diesel fuel blends
To celebrate Renewable Fuels Month, Governor Pete Ricketts took part in a ribbon cutting at Bosselman Travel Center to celebrate their new flex fuel pumps.
On Friday at 4 p.m. there was a lineup of cars at the station to fill their tanks with ethanol and bio-diesel fuel blends.
The center's flex fuel pumps now dispense E-85, E-30 and Clean 88, also known as E-15.
According to the Nebraska Ethanol Board, one in seven Nebraskans own a flex fuel vehicle which can run any blend of American ethanol up to E-85.
Governor Ricketts joined in the celebration by helping pump fuel.
He also said they believe this is the largest renewable fuel station in the country along Interstate 80.
"Renewable fuels are great for the consumer. It will reduce your cost of filling up. It's great for the environment and it's also great for Nebraska. By having this along Interstate 80 we help expose a lot of people outside the state of Nebraska to all of those benefits," said Governor Ricketts.
Bosselman Travel Center had fuel promotions until 7 p.m.
E-85 was $0.85 per gallon and Clean 88 was $1.88 per gallon.