New investment will more than double the number of stations that offer intermediate blends of ethanol nationwide.
Protec Fuel announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Mid-State Energy’s Kissimmee, Fla. Citgo E15 and E85 retail station. The secretary made an announcement on ethanol fuel investment of $16 million for the state alone.
At the first retail fueling station in Kissimmee, Fla. suburb of Orlando, Fla., selling E85 and E15 ethanol blends, secretary Vilsack announced the states and amounts in which $100 million for ethanol infrastructure under the Biofuels Infrastructure Program (BIP) has been awarded. While E85 ethanol can be used in flex-fuel gasoline vehicles, E15 fuel can be used in 2001 and newer vehicles, and both have been proven to reduce emissions such as greenhouse gases, cost less than regular gas and ethanol is a domestically produced, renewable fuel. The Citgo sells both, along with biodiesel for diesel engines, and traditional fuels.