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E85 Dispensers Draw Safety Certification

June 29, 2010

WASHINGTON - Growth Energy announced that Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has issued certifications to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco fueling E85 dispenser.

These fuel pumps are now completely certified and approved for dispensing any range of fuel ethanol through E85.

"The final UL certification of both the Gilbarco and Dresser Wayne fuel dispensers represents a significant step in expanding our national effort to provide higher-level blends of ethanol directly to consumers," said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. "Now that these two outstanding domestically based pump manufacturers have received all the final approvals and certifications, we anticipate a more rapid expansion in the number of higher blend fueling facilities across the nation."

Growth Energy is an ethanol industry association.

"This UL approval helps Dresser Wayne further its commitment to the development of green refueling technologies," said Scott Negley, director of alternative energy products for Dresser Wayne.

"We are pleased to be leading the development of the infrastructure required for alternative fuels, including increased use of ethanol," said Chad Johnson, marketing manager for Encore dispensers at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. 

According to Growth Energy, the UL approval enables the industry to build much-needed infrastructure to support renewable fuels and allows retailers to install ethanol equipment that is legal to operate. The approval also "knocks down a significant barrier that impeded the growth of alternative fuels from becoming more of a mainstream product offering in the marketplace," Growth Energy added. 

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