DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering the first E15 in Georgia, Mountain Express convenience stores, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 at two stations in the Atlanta, Ga., metro area. E15 ethanol blend can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular gas. The stations will also sell E85 fuel and B20 biodiesel fuel, which makes these convenience stores big players in emissions-reducing, renewable fuels.
The first two locations are already operating in Atlanta, with eight more set to come on line throughout the metro area, are:
- Mountain Express-Quick Stop Food Store
855 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
- Mountain Express-Food Mart
405 South Walnut Street
Greensboro, GA 30642.
These are part of Protec Fuel's station rollout of E15 sites to metropolitan areas that include various cities in the South and Southeast.
Protec Fuel, based in Boca Raton, Fla., has partnered to help manage the ethanol blends installation and provide fuel for the locations' new cleaner-burning fuels. "We are pleased to help introduce this ethanol fuel blend in the Southeast," said Todd Garner, CEO of Protec Fuel, speaking at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit today. "As in the Midwest, these stations have also had success with both E15 and E85."
Both of the Atlanta stores are open 24 hours. Currently, and typically, both E15 and E85 are selling for less than regular gasoline.
E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, is the most widely tested fuel ever sold to consumers. The ethanol portion of these fuels is 100% U.S.-made and supports jobs and keeps our money in local communities. Ethanol burns cleaner and cooler in engines, which helps the performance level of the vehicle. It also can extend the life of the engine. Since E15 can run in any 2001 or newer gasoline engine, that equates to 80% of vehicles in the U.S.
E85 is an alternative fuel blend that can be used in over 18.5 million vehicles across the U.S. E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline that can be used in flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). There are over 100 FFV models on the market today that can run on E85. Visit www.flexfinder.org to see if you have an FFV. Click here for further E85 station locations (http://www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations). This alternative has been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the nation's dependency on foreign petroleum.
About Protec Fuel: Protec Fuel is a fuel distribution and management company based in Boca Raton, Fla., specializing in turnkey ethanol programs for retailers, fleets and fuel distributors throughout the U.S. Its comprehensive approach includes ethanol supply; financial risk management programs; site selection and pump installation; and RINS management. Protec supplies fuel for, either directly or through distribution partners, or conducts installation for over 200 E85 stations. www.protecfuel.com
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