WOODBRIDGE, Va., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Working its way up the seaboard, E85 is now available for the first time on I-95, in Woodbridge, Va. The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience store at 14496 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, VA, 22193, will now offer both E85 and higher ethanol blend products. To welcome ethanol, the station will host a car, classic car, and bike show Sun. from noon-4 pm.
E85 fuel can be used in Flex-Fuel vehicles (FFVs). There are over 385,000 FFVs in Virginia, and over 100 FFV models on the market today that can run on high-octane, emissions-reducing E85. The station will be selling it comparably to, or under the price of regular gasoline.
"I promote what I believe in, and, honestly, I wanted the E85 so I could use it myself," said Love Rapaval, owner, Potomac Mills Mobil. "We have a lot of enthusiasm from the performance auto community for this high-octane fuel and I'm proud to be one of the first in northern Virginia selling it."
Protec Fuel, ethanol supplier and station installer; Petroleum Marketers Group; the United States Dept. of Agriculture; and the Commonwealth of Virginia teamed up with the Mobil to offer the fuel.
"Not only does E85 reduce harmful emissions significantly; car people love it because it's 103 octane," said Steve Walk, VP of Business Development, Protec. "The station will serve a variety of fuel customers, while helping keep more U.S. money inside the U.S."
"Access to higher blends of ethanol in our motor fuel allows consumers in the area and throughout Virginia to run cleaner and to support our economy to a greater extent," said Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities Executive Director. "The Commonwealth of Virginia is proud to be partners in this project."
The ethanol portion of these fuel blends is 100% U.S.-made, supports jobs and keeps money in local communities. Ethanol burns cleaner in engines, which helps the performance level of the vehicle. It also can extend the life of the engine.
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). 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 carbon by 34%.
Contact Potomac Mills Mobil at 703-491-6801.
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., including ethanol supply and station installation. www.protecfuel.com
About Potomac Mills Mobil: On Facebook at: Potomac Mills Mobil
About Virginia Clean Cities: VACleanCities.org
About the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) received proposals and awarded funding of $100 million for fiscal year 2015 to 21 state projects including Virginia. Funds will be used to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to local consumers. Nationally, these agreements will help fund nearly 5,000 pumps at over 1,400 stations in 21 states across the country. The Virginia-Maryland partnership, led by Virginia Clean Cities, and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, received $4,998,108.20 in federal funding for infrastructure like this station. Nonfederal partner contributions to complete this effort total nearly $3 million.
SOURCE Protec Fuel