North Dakota E85 Sales Nearly Double in 2011

E85 sales keep growing in North Dakota. According to the North Dakota Clean Cities program, approximately 1.3 million gallons of E85 were sold in 2011 at more than 70 retail outlets, up from 663,727 gallons sold in 2010.

E85 is an ethanol-based fuel intended only for use in “flex fuel vehicles” (FFVs) that are built to use either E85, gasoline, or other high-ethanol blends. There are more than 64,000 FFVs registered in North Dakota. The American Lung Association in North Dakota recognizes E85 as a Clean Air Choice that flex fuel vehicle drivers can make today to reduce their impact on air quality and lung health.

“Gasoline contains a number of compounds that are potentially hazardous to our health, including benzene, toluene, and xylene,” said Joey Roberson-Kitzman, coordinator of the clean fuels program at the American Lung Association in North Dakota. “E85 is not only cleaner-burning than gasoline, it is made close to home, and helps to support rural families and communities in North Dakota. It helps to diversify our transportation fuel choices, and strengthens our energy security.”

For more information on E85 or a list of where to buy the fuel or to see if your vehicle can use E85, visit the American Lung Association in North Dakota’s Clean Air Choice website.

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