This past week, Kroger and VeraSun announced the opening of 20 VE85(tm) fueling locations at Kroger convenience stores in Ohio and Kentucky.
Kroger now becomes the first national retailer to offer VeraSun's branded E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline for Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs).
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger currently operates almost 2,500 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states. The company also has more than 750 convenience stores and 650 supermarket fuel centers. Currently, Kroger has 40 locations offering E85 in the states of Texas, Ohio and Kentucky.
According to a Kroger company spokesman, "As the number of Flexible Fuel Vehicles continues to increase, partnering with VeraSun allows us to offer our customers convenient fueling options."
This event marks an important milestone in making ethanol--especially E85 available to consumers. It won't be long before other major retailers follow suit and offer E85 to meet their customers' needs for food AND fuel.
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