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More ethanol use promoted with FFV

Increased use of ethanol blended gasoline in flex fuel vehicles (FFV) was promoted recently by USDA Rural Development Nebraska state director Maxine Moul, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Energy Office.

Representatives gathered at Aurora Cooperative in York to discuss the topic with gasoline retailers.

The Obama Administration has set a goal of establishing 10,000 more flexible fuel pumps in the next five years along with a national security goal of producing 36 billion gallons of biofuel per year by 2022. Local residents and fuel retailers pulled FFV cars up at the coop’s flex fuel pumps to fill their tanks with the ethanol blended fuels gas.

“Nebraska is the third largest producer of corn in the United States and the second largest producer of ethanol,” Moul said. “Flex fuel is a twofold win. Flex fuel pump retailers reap the benefits of drivers purchasing their ethanol blend gas and farmers benefit from the sale of corn that goes into producing the ethanol.”

Nearly all retail gasoline stations dispense an E10 blend. There is a growing trend in the United States towards fuels with higher ethanol content.

Flexible fuel pumps (ethanol blender pumps) are more specifically designed to make available ethanol-gasoline blends, up to E85. In addition,

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