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Dresser Wayne E85 Fuel Dispensers Installed by Kroger

Eighteen Kroger fuel stations in Dallas and Houston will be able to offer Texans who drive flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) the benefits of ethanol fuel, thanks to the installation of Dresser Wayne's Vista 387 E85 fuel dispensers this summer.

Because ethanol is more corrosive than gasoline, certain components of an FFV's fuel delivery system are modified to make the engine ethanol-compatible. However, fuel dispensers that are not designed for the corrosive nature of ethanol can leech metal deposits into an FFV's fuel system that may then be deposited in a vehicle's fuel system. The Dresser Wayne Vista 387 E85 dispenser contains components specifically designed to be tolerant to alcohol, making the dispenser more durable and resistant to corrosion.

"With the Vista E85 dispenser, retailers finally have the ability to safely offer customers an alternative to gasoline," says Scott Negley, Dresser Wayne's director of product management. "We're very pleased that Kroger is providing drivers in Dallas and Houston with convenient and safe access to ethanol fuel."

To bring the first industry-approved E85 retail fuel dispenser to the market, Dresser Wayne is partnering with CleanFUEL USA, recognized as a leader in the alternative fuels industry.

"Drivers are interested in exploring fuel options, and Kroger believes that this trend will continue to grow as access to alternative fuel becomes more convenient," says Virg Musil, Kroger's director of construction for supermarket petroleum. "The Dresser Wayne Vista 387 E85 dispenser is a vital part of this new program, making it possible to safely provide ethanol to our customers."

The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition estimates that there are already some 6 million E85-compatible vehicles on American roads. According to the Texas Railroad Commission, Texas is second only to California in the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road.

For more information on the Vista 387 E85 fuel dispenser, visit the Dresser Wayne web site at

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