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Flex Fuel Finder
“Not having been in the fuel retailing business before this, I didn’t realize that margins were so tight on gasoline. I’m actually selling regular unleaded right now for a couple of cents less than what I pay for it. But with both E30 and E85, I’m able to make about 20 cents per gallon because I can buy it at such a discounted price.

"I wanted to focus on the farmers, because we have a strong allegiance of fuel – we convert it into energy, and it's homegrown – our local communities support this. Of course, because we’re in a farming community, people try to use the corn they grow. They know that the more gallons of ethanol they burn in their cars and trucks, the less we’re going to be dependent on foreign oil."
- David Miller, Ethy Pump-n-Go, Portland, Indiana

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Take a look at our white paper, Ethanol and the Fuel Retail Industry: Establishing a Price Advantage.

Executive Summary

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In February of 2012, Growth Energy commissioned a study with a third party research firm, Irwin Broh Research, to better define the value higher ethanol blends (from E15 up to E85) offer to retailers.

Initial results demonstrate that the vast majority of retailers are able to establish a fuel price advantage in their markets, are likely to see increased fuel sales, are able to simplify inventory, and have seen increased store traffic in large part due to the addition of flex fuel pumps offering higher blends of ethanol fuel. Roughly 81 percent of these retailers state they are satisfied with their decision to install flex fuel pumps.

In addition, findings in this report indicate that if the ethanol retailer is able to advertise the ethanol price advantage, they experience even higher levels of success in selling ethanol blends.