kroger gets greener

New agreement opens additional biofuel stations.

The Kroger Co. and VeraSun Energy Corp. are opening 20 VE85 fueling locations at Kroger convenience stores in Ohio and Kentucky. Kroger becomes the first national retailer to offer VeraSun’s branded E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline for Flexible Fuel Vehicles

(FFVs). With the addition of the 20 Kroger locations, VeraSun now has more than 100 retail fueling stations in 11 states and the District of Columbia selling VE85.

Currently, Kroger has 40 locations offering E85 in the states of Texas, Ohio and Kentucky.

“The opportunity to offer VE85(TM) at various Kroger locations is an important initiative in meeting our country’s growing demand for renewable fuels,” said Geoffrey Covert, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division. “As the number of Flexible Fuel Vehicles continues to increase, partnering with VeraSun allows us to offer our customers convenient fueling options.”

As a result of the VeraSun and Kroger partnership, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will designate four additional rental locations as VE85/FlexFuel branches.

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