If you're driving through Minnesota and are interested in buying ethanol-blended fuels, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association wants to help.
The group has launched the revamped www.mnfuels.com to connect more consumes to 88 octane (also known as E15) and other flex fuels. More than 250 retailers across Minnesota now offer 88 octane, according to the corn growers.
More than 19 million gallons of 88 octane were sold in Minnesota in 2017, double the amount sold in 2016, the corn growers say.
The 88 octane blend consists of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It has a higher octane rating than regular 87 octane fuel and is typically offered at a lower price, according to the corn growers.
The group also says:
- 88 octane is approved for use in all model years 2001 and newer cars.
- Consumers can learn more about flex fuels and standard E10 fuel on the web site, as well.
- The site will be updated regularly with ethanol-related information, including research and industry openings.