Louisville, Ky.-based Thorntons Inc. has added E-85 fuel to its store at 2250 State Street in New Albany, Ind., Business First of Louisville.
It is the ninth Thorntons store to carry the alcohol-based fuel, which is 85% ethanol and 15% petroleum. Thorntons has four stores in Illinois, two in Indiana, two in Kentucky and one in Tennessee that carry E-85 fuel. By the end of March, Thorntons officials expect 17 of the company’s 161 Thorntons Quick Café and Market stores to sell E-85.
Thorntons also owns one travel plaza and seven car washes. The company also distributes petroleum products through its Thornton Transportation Co. subsidiary.