Royal Farms and Protec complete first phase of project through E85 implementation : Biofuels Digest


In Maryland, Royal Farms and Protec Fuel Management, LLC (Protec) announced the completion of the first phase in a sustainability initiative designed to offer customers renewable fuel options that save money and dramatically reduce pollution with E85 Flex Fuel and Regular 88. The new fuels are the latest addition to Royal Farms’ ongoing sustainability efforts which began in 2008.

To date, cleaner ethanol fuels have already displaced enough gasoline to cut greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of planting 54,319 trees and letting them grow for ten years.

Increasing availability of ethanol in the region has been a collaborative effort, including strong support of private and public entities such as Sustainable Energy Strategies Inc. and Clean Cities chapters of Virginia and Maryland. Notably, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board investment in growing ethanol in the state has been instrumental in a 70 percent increase in E85 and Regular 88 sales in 2018.

Part of that investment has come through the MEA’s Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP), a competitive, technology-neutral effort to support development of state-wide alternative fuel and electric charging infrastructure.

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