PENSACOLA, FL – The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), in partnership with Protec Fuel, has opened its sixth E85 station on a U.S. Navy base at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
The station provides E85 fuel for the Navy’s fleet of flex-fuel vehicles and is also open to the general public.
Protec Fuel, based in Florida, has partnered with NEXCOM to manage the E85 installation and provide the fuel. Protec and NEXCOM previously opened two other stations together in Virginia.
E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Flex-fuel vehicles can run on E85 and gasoline.
"We are proud to work with the Navy and NEXCOM to offer this American fuel," said Steve Walk, executive director at Protec Fuel. "NEXCOM is providing a cleaner burning option for its customers, the Navy, and Pensacola drivers."
This facility will help the Navy meet the Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance Executive Order under President Obama's direction. This order sets a goal of reducing petroleum use in the federal fleet.
The station is located at 250 Saufley Street in Pensacola.
"We are proud to offer E85 as a preferred choice of energy to drive our country, improve our environment and reduce our country's dependency on petroleum," said Larry Boone, NEXCOM's automotive program manager. "The U. S. Navy is a leader in the use of alternative fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel."