Wayne makes all its North American fuel dispensers E25 compatible

By Erin Voegele | August 30, 2016

Wayne Fueling Systems has announced that all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers will be supplied as compatible and UL-Listed to E25 as a standard feature. The shift from the standard Underwriters Laboratory Listing of E10 to E25 is effective immediately for Wayne Ovation fuel dispenses, and by year-end for the Wayne Helix family of dispensers. According to Wayne, 90 percent of dispensers currently in the industry are only certified to dispense E10 fuel.

Wayne said the move is an expression of its continued intent of supplying its customers with the most flexible, reliable and future-proof equipment options, noting there is a potential for a shift to higher blend levels as a way to meet future fuel requirements brought about by more stringent CAFE standards and greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) reductions by 2025. The company also noted its intent follows the same thinking that led to the development of Wayne’s dual blending series, which enabled the maximum number of fuel grade selections to support midlevel ethanol blends.

“We are pleased to be the first manufacturer to offer E25-Listed dispensers as standard to our North American dispenser product offering, reflecting the growing interest from our customers to prepare for any and all necessary changes to the fueling infrastructure in the future,” said Tom Cerovski, vice president of products and services at Wayne.

The Renewable Fuels Association has spoken out in support of Wayne’s announcement. “We applaud Wayne Fueling Systems’ leadership to help retailers and the ethanol industry meet the increasing demand for higher biofuel blends across the nation,” said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA. “As the demand grows for high-octane, low-carbon, low-cost ethanol, due to compliance with the renewable fuel standard and with more stringent national fuel economy standards, it is important fuel dispensing equipment keeps up with the changes. We are proud that Wayne Fueling System is leading the charge.”