Cole County Departments Gas Up with E-85
The Cole County Commission has bought a new fuel tank and will install a new, E-85 pump next to the department's existing gas pump.
The Cole County Sheriff's Department also plans for its vehicles to fill up with the ethanol blend.
"E-85 is a fuel that is home-grown. It's not dependent upon foreign sources or from wells," said Larry Benz of the public works department. "It's actually manufactured. It's actually a little cheaper than regular fuel, so it would be a cost-saving for the sheriff's department to utilize it."
Cole County expects the change-over to be completed by the end of August.