LINCOLN, Nebraska – Gov. Ricketts highlights Renewable Fuels Month at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island Friday, May 18. Festivities include a ribbon cutting for the Travel Center’s new flex fuel pumps and fuel promotions with discounts on ethanol and biodiesel fuel blends.
“We are excited to host Governor Ricketts for our ribbon cutting at the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island,” said Charlie Bosselman, president of Bosselman Enterprises. “Our company has been supplying travelers’ fuel needs at our flagship travel center since 1948. With the addition of flex fuel pumps at Bosselman Travel Center, we now offer a broad range of fuels, and will feature Nebraska-produced ethanol fuel, which burns cleaner and adds octane to every gallon.”
There will be a ribbon cutting at 3:45 p.m. to mark the grand opening of the Bosselman Travel Center’s flex fuel pumps, which now dispense E85, E30 and Clean 88 – a high-octane, cleaner-burning blend of 15 percent ethanol. The Travel Center also offers several blends of biodiesel, making it the largest Biofuels Plaza in Nebraska.
- Friday, May 18 – Bosselman Travel Center
o 3335 W. Wood River Rd. (North of I-80 Exit 312), Grand Island
o Ribbon cutting with Gov. Pete Ricketts, 3:45 p.m.
o Fuel Promotion, 4-7 p.m.
- Clean 88 (E15) for $1.88/gallon, E85 for $0.85/gallon, and $1 off per gallon of automotive biodiesel
“We are a pioneer and firm supporter of Nebraska-based renewable fuels at all of our locations,” added Bosselman. “Selling and promoting Nebraska-grown ethanol and biodiesel is one of the cornerstones of how we market fuel to our customers.”
E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) is approved for use in all passenger vehicles 2001 and newer. Ethanol blends higher than 15 percent are approved for use in flex fuel vehicles. One in seven Nebraskans are driving a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol up to E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline). Drivers can check their owner’s manual to see if they’re driving a flex fuel vehicle. The vehicle might also have a flex fuel badge on the trunk or tailgate — or have a yellow gas cap.
Renewable Fuels Month is coordinated through the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board. Several promotional events are also being posted throughout the month on their social media platforms. Visit www.AmericanEthanolNE.org and www.BiodieselNE.com for more details.