Nebraska Corn Board, Casey’s partner on higher ethanol blends

By Nebraska Corn Board | January 10, 2020

Through a new partnership between the Nebraska Corn Board and Casey’s General Stores, motorists in the state will have increased access to higher blends of American ethanol. Through its blender pump incentive infrastructure program, NCB provided grant assistance to help Casey’s upgrade existing fuel pumps to offer Unleaded88, a 15 percent ethanol blend. Twelve Casey’s locations in Nebraska have been upgraded—nine in Omaha, one in La Vista, one in Papillion and one in Norfolk.

“In an environmentally-conscious world, filling up with ethanol is an easy way for us all to do our part for the planet and our overall health,” said John Greer, district two director of NCB and farmer from Edgar. “Ethanol is a clean-burning, renewable fuel that is less toxic than traditional gasoline, which is good for our air. By investing in our ethanol infrastructure, we’re not only working toward a greener world, but we’re also saving consumers money while boosting Nebraska’s economy. Ethanol is a win for everyone.”

This isn’t the Ankeny, Iowa-based fuel retailer’s first venture into offering higher ethanol blends. This summer, Casey’s added Unleaded88 infrastructure to more than 60 of its locations. In Nebraska, the retailer also began offering E85 at its stores in Ogallala and Cozad.

“We’re offering Unleaded88 at more stores because our guests want it. The benefits of a lower price and higher octane are hard to argue with,” said Jake Comer, fuel pricing manager at Casey’s.

“Unleaded88, or E15, is the most widely tested fuel ever,” said David Bruntz, chairman of the NCB and farmer from Friend. “We know these fuels work well in vehicles and provide countless benefits. The Nebraska Corn Board has worked hard and will continue to work hard to ensure consumers have easy access to these options. We also applaud Casey’s for being an outstanding partner in this process.”

The twelve upgraded Casey’s locations are:

Store #

City

State

Address

2885

Norfolk

Nebraska

1020 S 13th Street

2986

Omaha

Nebraska

9905 Q Street

2987

Omaha

Nebraska

15275 Weir Plaza Street

3813

Papillion

Nebraska

9911 S 71st Avenue

3814

Omaha

Nebraska

14330 Hillsdale Avenue

3815

Omaha

Nebraska

15611 Harrison Street

3816

Omaha

Nebraska

3725 N 147th Street

3817

Omaha

Nebraska

18280 Wright Street

3818

Omaha

Nebraska

250 N 168th Circle

3819

Omaha

Nebraska

16960 Evans Plaza

3820

La Vista

Nebraska

7828 S 123rd Plaza

3821

Omaha

Nebraska

2540 N 90th Street

To find all local fuel retailers offering higher ethanol blends, visit getbiofuel.com.

In addition to its support of Casey’s, the NCB invested in eight other fuel retail locations across the state during this current fiscal year. Each year, fuel retailers wanting to upgrade to blender pumps can fill out a grant application to be considered for the program. For more information, contact the NCB by emailing NCB.info@nebraska.gov.