Gilbarco Flexes Alternative Fuel Muscles

Encore Multi-Hose Hybrid Blender prevents misfueling, meets regulatory requirements

GREENSBORO, N. C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root has announced the launch of the latest addition to the Encore Flex Fuel product line: the Encore Multi-Hose Hybrid Blender, model NJ4, which presents fueling customers with five fuel choices.

The company said that the NJ4 is the only dispenser that has a separate hose for mid-level ethanol, reducing the risk of misfueling and helping retailers meet regulatory requirements. Gilbarco's configuration allows retailers to maximize their product offering while minimizing the number of tanks needed.

"Gilbarco's Flex Fuel dispensers help retailers protect and enhance their brand," said Chad Johnson, Encore marketing manager for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Increasing consumer demand for ethanol and other alternative fuels allows Gilbarco to support our customers' profit growth goals. As a Growth Energy board member, we are proud to help build the nation's ethanol infrastructure."

Gilbarco Veeder-Root offers a broad range of fuel dispensers specifically designed for alternative fuels. All are approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Conference on Weights & Measures (NCWM) for up to E85 and covered by a two-year warranty. The Flex Fuel dispensers are available with the same CRIND options as other Encore models. Options include PCI and EMV-compliant payment systems and Applause TV for forecourt merchandising.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root is a worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. It offers integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office.