- Published: 11 August 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 17, 2012) — Drivers in Johnson County now have more options when it comes to using ethanol blends when fueling their flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) with the opening of a new flex fuel pump at Joe’s Junction in Trafalgar, Ind.The flex fuel pump offers FFV owners a choice of two different ethanol blended fuels, E85 and E30. Drivers of flex fuel vehicles can use up to an 85 percent (E85) blend of ethanol-to-gasoline in their cars and trucks.
“Joe’s Junction added a flex fuel pump because we strive to provide our customers with more options,” said Lou Carter, vice president of Joe’s Junction. “We believe our nation needs a national energy policy, which should include a renewable fuel like ethanol. I believe alcohol fuels offer our best chance at achieving energy independence.”
Joe’s Junction, located at 214 North State Road 135 in Trafalgar, is one of eight companies to participate in a program launched by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) last year that awards cost-share dollars to fuel retailers in Indiana looking to install flex fuel pumps. Currently, the Flex Fuel Pump Program – funded by corn checkoff dollars – has awarded grants for flex fuel pumps to be added at 22 fuel stations across the state.
“Hoosier corn farmers believe in choice when it comes to consumers fueling up their vehicles and we are looking forward to the opening of the flex fuel pump at Joe’s Junction that will bring ethanol-blended fuels to Johnson County drivers,” said Mike Shuter, ICMC president and farmer from Frankton, Ind.
The Flex Fuel Pump Program offers fuel retailers grants up to 50 percent or $20,000 (whichever is less) toward the purchase of a flex fuel pump, hardware and storage tank or the conversion of an existing pump to a flex fuel pump. The program is open to both new and existing stations in Indiana. ICMC is currently accepting applications for the program.
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.
This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.