Underwriters Laboratory has issued certification to two fuel pumps that dispense ethanol blends, making both completely certified to dispense any range from E0 through E85.
The Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore and the Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco certification is a big step forward for the effort to provide higher ethanol blends directly to consumers, says Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis.
"Now that these two outstanding domestically based pump manufacturers have received all the final approvals and certifications, we anticipate a more rapid expansion in the number of higher blend fueling facilities across the nation," Buis says.
The approval enables the industry to build much-needed infrastructure to support renewable fuels and allows retailers to install ethanol equipment that is legal to operate. It knocks down a significant barrier that impeded the growth of alternative fuels from becoming more of a mainstream product offering in the marketplace.
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