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Sioux Falls Gets First Blender Pump

Sioux Falls Gets First Blender Pump
South Dakota Corn Utilization Council heralds 'step in right direction;' hopes many more stations will install new fuel dispensers.

Sioux Falls has its first ethanol blender pump.

The Kings Mart gas station -- located at the corner of
Cliff Avenue and Benson Road – held a grand opening Monday. It installed blender pumps that dispense unleaded gasoline and E10; and E30 and E85 fuel.

To mark the occasion, Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin participated in the grand opening.

"In order to achieve the goals the country set for itself in the Renewable Fuels Standard, I believe we must do more to speed the installation of blender pumps and other infrastructure, like renewable fuel pipelines, to serve communities nationwide. I'm proud to stand with the American Coalition for Ethanol and South Dakota Corn Utilization Council today as part of that effort," she said.

The Kings Mart featured special fueling promotions following the ribbon cutting event. For three hours it discounted E10 by 10 cents per gallon, E30 by 30 cents per gallon and E85 by 85 cents per gallon.

"In every market where ethanol has been added, it has become the fuel of choice, and we expect the same thing to happen when these new higher blends more widely available," said Ron Lamberty, ACE vice president and director, during the grand opening ceremony.

"Corn farmers take great pride in helping to produce over a billion gallons of ethanol in our great state, and installing infrastructure like this moves our industry in the right direction," added David Fremark, SDCUC president. "
South Dakota has led the nation in developing infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol and we congratulate Kings Mart for being the first to offer greater access to consumer fueling choices in Sioux Falls."

Source: SD Corn Utilization Council

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