Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo and Protec Fuel have launched the 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel.
E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular gas. The station also sells E85 fuel and B20 biodiesel fuel, which makes it important in the growth of emissions-reducing, renewable fuels.
This location is the first in the Greater Orlando area and is located at 3297 S. John Young Pkwy, in Kissimmee, Fla and is owned by Mid-State Energy Inc.
“We are extremely excited to be the first in central Florida to offer this additional grade of alternative fuel,” said Ken Allen, president of Mid-State Energy Inc., “and offer our customers more choices as it comes to fueling. This vacation destination is especially prime with all the rental cars that can run on E15, and even E85.”
The Kissimmee station is part of Protec Fuel’s station rollout of dozens of E15 sites to metropolitan areas that include various cities in the South and Southeast. This is the fourth location under Protec to open in Florida.
“The growth of alternative fuel vehicles and the infrastructure required to support their expansion is flourishing in Central Florida,” said Colleen Kettles, Central Fla. Clean Cities Coalition (CFCCC) coordinator. “The CFCCC is proud to partner with Protec Fuel as they introduce this ethanol fuel blend to our region. This option provides our public and private fleets, as well as the general public, with yet another option to reduce the use of petroleum to power their vehicles,” she said.
Protec Fuel, based in Boca Raton, Fla., has partnered to help manage the ethanol blends installation and provide fuel for this station’s new cleaner-burning fuels. “I’d like to thank Citgo and Protec’s longtime partner Mid-State Energy for giving choices at retail stations,” said Todd Garner, CEO of Protec Fuel. “These choices fuel the spirit of the American driver, with freedom to choose a fuel that meets their needs – such as environmental benefits, or helping the U.S. become more energy independent.”
The fuel pumps are open 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Currently, and typically, both E15 and E85 are selling for less than regular gasoline. A grand opening celebration will be held in early summer.