US agribusiness cooperative CHS is expanding access to E15 fuel in the US, via its partnership with terminal operator NuStar.
CHS E15 fuel contains 15% ethanol and is sold through its Cenex retail network. Since January 2021, E15 has been available at its McFarland, Wisconsin, terminal, but it will now additionally be offered at ten NuStar terminals – North Platte, Nebraska; Geneva, Nebraska; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Milford, Iowa; Rock Rapids, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Yankton, South Dakota; Wolsey, South Dakota; Salina, Kansas; and Concordia, Kansas.
CHS is registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an E15 manufacturer and has two EPA approved ethanol plants in Rochelle and Annawan in Illinois. It has established an EPA-approved misfuelling mitigation plan, the only one in the US to cover its entire retail network.
Akhtar Hussain, director of refined fuels marketing, CHS, says that the partnership with NuStar will allow CHS to offer higher ethanol fuel blends across a much wider area through the Cenex retail network.
‘As the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, expanding options for ethanol blended fuel is important for our Cenex brand retailers and our farmer-owners,’ says Hussain. ‘CHS has always been committed to offering ethanol blended flexible fuels throughout its network of 1,450 Cenex brand retail facilities. Expanding access of Cenex brand E15 at these select terminals further demonstrates that commitment.’