CHS, a diversified energy, grains and foods company and a supplier of energy products marketed under the Cenex brand, will begin offering E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) blends at 22 fuel terminals located in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
This will integrate E85 into the existing petroleum distribution infrastructure, simplify the process (including the tax process) for retailers, and better position Cenex-branded marketers to meet demand for E85 use in flex-fuel vehicles.
Some four million flex fuel vehicles (which can run either on gasoline or E85) are already on the road in the US, although most run on gasoline due to a lack of E85 stations or pumps.
Cenex fuels are sold at more than 1,600 retail outlets including more than 800 Cenex convenience stores. Cenex is the 13th largest convenience store chain in the US.