More stations offer new ethanol blends, but many drivers aren't up to speed - Omaha World Herald

Article by Emily Nohr - June 12, 2013

The number of Nebraska locations serving flex-fuel vehicles - the kind that run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline - is increasing, and an Omaha-based ethanol producer has launched a campaign urging drivers to give the fuel a try.

Still, the state lags some neighboring states, including Iowa, in providing blender pump locations, and a national survey indicates many consumers remain uninformed about the various blends of ethanol.

Nebraska now has 84 total locations that offer ethanol blends of fuel above E10 for flex-fuel vehicles, an increase of 40 percent over January 2012.

Of the 84 locations, at least 58 offer E85, which is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The remaining 26 offer some type of ethanol blend above E10 (10 percent ethanol, 90 percent gasoline), which is considered a standard fuel. Retailers decide which of the available ethanol blends they include.

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