A new E85 fueling site is now available in Holdrege.
Agri Co-Op recently completed the installation of E85 pumps at the station located at 1119 Fourth Ave. in Holdrege. A grand opening celebration was held last week.
The E-85 fuel will feature ethanol produced at Platte Valley Fuel Ethanol in Central City until the Val-E Ethanol plant in Ord is producing ethanol.
More than 55,000 Nebraska motorists currently own Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, including E-85. Drivers can confirm if their car is a FFV by visiting the Nebraska Ethanol Board Web site at www.ne-ethanol.org/e85/vehicletypes.htm or by checking the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle against the list of compatible vehicles at www.e85fuel.com/information/vin.php. Additional locations of E-85 stations can be found at the Nebraska Ethanol Board Web site.
Nebraska will soon rank second in ethanol production with more than 930 million gallons of ethanol produced annually at 16 ethanol plants.
"E85 is a cleaner than gas, it's produced here in Nebraska and more and more cars can use it every year," says Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. "When FFV drivers fill up on E-85, they're strengthening Nebraska's economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment."