New blender pumps are now open in Jackson at the Jackson Express. The new blender pumps are located at 400 West Elk Street.
Blender pumps such as this one are located at about 60 locations in Nebraska and offer a variety of renewable ethanol fuel blends.
This station will offer unleaded, E10, E30, and E85. Jackson Express is getting the ethanol to blend from Siouxland Ethanol, one mile from the retail location.
"Using a locally produced, homegrown fuel is one way to help the local economy," says Taylor Nelson, one of the owners of Jackson Express.
One in 10 Nebraska motorists currently own a flexible fuel vehicle which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, up to E85, and they don't even know it.
To confirm if a vehicle is flex fuel, drivers can check their owner's manual, their gas cap, look for the flex fuel emblem on their vehicle or visit the website www.ne-ethanol.org/e85, says Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board.
"More and more blender pumps that offer higher ethanol blends are popping up in the state," said Clark. "Ethanol saves motorist money at the pump. Last year, ethanol saved Americans in the Midwest more than $1.60 at the pump."
"Consumer choice and ethanol fuel availability are a high priority with today's gas prices," according to Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board's administrator. "When flex fuel drivers fill up on E85 and other ethanol blends, they're strengthening Nebraska's economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment," he says.
Blender pumps that offer higher ethanol blends are helping the nation move past the E10 blend wall.
To find a list of retailers that offer E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends, visit the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ne-ethanol.org or check the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.nebraskacorn.org