Residents in and around Durham, North Carolina, can now join in the effort to lower America's dependence on foreign oil by purchasing biofuels for their personal vehicles. A Cruizers Gas Station has become the first biofuels station in the city.
The opening of the new station with biofuels pumps is a demonstration of the high interest in and the continued expansion of biofuels in the region. It offers fuel customers a way they can help offset energy demand and fight rising energy prices.
North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler was scheduled to be one of the speakers at the Grand Opening on July 28. Commissioner Troxler's personal truck can run on both gasoline and on E85 ethanol.
Biofuels are fuels made from renewable energy sources derived from crops like corn and soybeans and are generally blended into traditional petroleum-based fuels. The new Cruizers station is selling E85, which is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, and also B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel with 80% gasoline.
Farmers believe the new uses will help drive demand for the corn, soybeans and other crops they produce.
The address of Durham's new Cruizers gas station is 1914 Sedwick Road. For more information on biofuels visit www.nal.usda.gov/ttic/biofuels.htm.