In response to Protec’s announcement that E15 is now being offered to consumers in Florida, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement: “I would like to extend congratulations on behalf of Growth Energy and its members to Protec Fuel for bringing E15 to Florida and officially beginning their 28 store rollout of E15 in the South. We are excited to see their plan come to fruition and grow momentum for high performance, low cost renewable fuels. The E15 rollout will bring consumers a choice and savings at the pump in new markets including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Virginia. This push is part of an even larger plan to expand E15 access across the region in the future.
“Protec listened to their customers and retailers, and took the initiative to offer higher ethanol blends that improve the environment, create jobs at home and strengthen our energy and national security. By introducing more homegrown, renewable fuels into the marketplace, they’re making it convenient for consumers to make a difference.”
Protec Fuel is a fuel distribution and management company based in Boca Raton, Florida, with its alternative fuel division specializing in turnkey ethanol programs for retailers, fleets and fuel distributors throughout the United States. E15, E85 and other higher ethanol blend services include physical ethanol supply and blending programs; financial risk management programs; E15/E85/etc. strategic site selection; station design; equipment supply; station installation and conversions; RINS management; government grant funding assistance and support with station sales and marketing. Protec currently supplies, either directly or through distribution partners, more than 200 E85 stations.
Currently, E15 is available at more than 100 stations across the nation. The locations are spread between 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.