The road to fuel choice — businesses’ role

Fuel choice has always suffered from the age-old chicken and egg problem: Businesses don’t want to provide alternative fuels, and the vehicles that can run them, unless there’s a demonstrable demand. Meanwhile, consumers won’t (or can’t) show businesses there’s a demand for these vehicles and fuels until they’re readily available. Read more

Minnoco fuels Minnesota’s drive for fuel choice

Lance Klatt, executive director for the Minnesota-based fuel-station brand Minnoco, is tired. During his time as the executive director of a fueling retail chain, he’s heard countless arguments back and forth, from both the oil and ethanol industries, about how one fuel is superior and how the other fuel is a detriment to his business, consumers, and the country. Read more

Trailblazing Kansas company fights for fuel choice

When Kansas is in the news, it’s rarely because the state is on the cutting edge of an issue. But when it comes to giving Americans fuel choice, Scott Zaremba and Zarco USA, his chain of independent gas stations based in and around Lawrence, are trailblazers: The company was among the first to offer alternatives to gasoline like ethanol and biodiesel.

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