The first retail E85 station has opened in the state of Louisiana at Pumpelly Oil in Sulphur, on the I-10 corridor.
This E85 fueling facility is a partnership between CleanFUEL Distribution, a joint venture between CleanFUEL USA and Protec Fuel Management, and Pumpelly Oil. CleanFUEL USA manufactured the dispenser, CleanFUEL Distribution is providing the fuel, and Pumpelly Oil owns the station offering the service.
Ethanol feedstocks are currently comprised primarily of Midwestern corn. An increasing amount of corn and sugar cane produced by our farming community will be a source for local ethanol production.
Louisiana indigenous coastal grasses and forest products can also provide a cellulosic derived supply for the increasing demand for ethanol. This station and others to follow can be supplied by ethanol produced by our local farmers that will in turn power the increasing number of vehicles operating in our state.—Rick Richard, chairman of CleanFUEL USA
There are only nine remaining US states without a single publicly accessible E85 station, according to the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC).