Nebraska Kum & Go offers E85 for 85 cents per gallon

By Nebraska Corn Board | June 13, 2014

Drivers of flex fuel vehicles will be able to fill up with E85 for just 85 cents per gallon during four upcoming promotions at Omaha area Kum & Go locations.  E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent ordinary gasoline. 

The promotions take place at Omaha Kum & Go locations as follows:

June 16:

- 10 a.m. to noon at 168th Street just north of Maple in Omaha

- 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 4443 S. 84th (Just south of I-80) in Omaha

June 17:

- 10 a.m. to noon at 108th & Giles Road in Papillion

- 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 195th & West Center in Omaha

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"One in ten drivers in Nebraska and Iowa has a flex fuel vehicle, but many of them don't realize it," said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board.  "You can read your owner's manual or check to see if you have a flex fuel insignia on your vehicle.  If you're driving an FFV, you can take advantage of this price promotion on E85."

A flex fuel vehicle operates on any blend of gasoline and ethanol from E10 to E85 as well as ordinary unleaded gasoline.  "You can fill up with any blend at any time in any amount because a computer in the fuel system automatically adjusts for the ratio of ethanol to gasoline," Clark added.  "It's the ultimate in consumer choice."

The E85 promotion is being sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board and Growth Energy in cooperation with Kum & Go.