The company has passed the milestone and plans to resume its plan of opening 50 to 60 new stations per year.
Pearson Fuels announced the opening of its 250th E85 flexible fuel station located in the city of Salinas, California. The brand hit the milestone after a long delay due to the pandemic halting its plans to open more stations across the state.
“We are delighted to be working with Alex Dabit at his Kwik Serv station. This 250th leg of the E85 station is long overdue due to the pandemic, supply chain issues and material delays. In 2022, we look forward to to resume our rapid pace to open 50 to 60 new E85 stations per year,” said Greg Jones, director of business development at Pearson Fuels.
Pearson Fuels delivered more than 50 million gallons of E85 flexible fuel through its network of retail stations in 2021. This volume of E85 represents nearly 200,000 metric tons of reduced carbon dioxide emissions each year from California motorists who choose to refuel with E85 flex fuel rather than unleaded. gasoline. The company is now focusing on blending its E85 with renewable naphtha, resulting in an almost 100% renewable fuel that emits 60% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than unleaded gasoline.
“We believe E85 will play a vital role for decades in California as a fully renewable and affordable liquid fuel. The direction electrification policy is taking is obvious, but E85 has the opportunity to become the Low-carbon ‘transitional fuel’ where electrification infrastructure is lacking,” Jones added.
California has nearly 1.3 million flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) on the road today, representing an immediate potential of 4-5 million metric tons of reduced emissions each year if all FFVs are exclusively filled with E85 flexible fuel.
“Our goal is to continue building E85 retail stations across the state to bring E85 flex fuel closer to the neighborhoods of more FFV owners. California is a huge state, and there’s still tremendous potential to expand our E85 retail footprint,” Jones concluded. .