U-Fuel Offers Sport Fuel Stations
U-Fuel, of Eau Claire, Wis., now is marketing "Sport Fuel stations" to small airports. The 24/7 self-service fuel stations, which can hold up to 3,500 gallons of fuel, were designed with input from the nonprofit Aviation Fuel Club, which is sponsored by U-Fuel. Mike Webb, founder of the company, said this week the stations should be a good fit for small- to medium-size airports and can store avgas, Jet-A, or Sport Fuel, U-Fuel's new brand of unleaded, ethanol-free 91-octane aviation-quality auto gas. The pre-fabricated systems are cheaper and easier to install than existing options, Webb said.
U-Fuel's Sport Fuel, introduced last month, is premium unleaded auto gas obtained from distributors before ethanol is added. The company plans to market the fuel at marinas, race tracks and other places where ethanol-free gas is needed, as well as at airports. Sport Fuel station operators will have to allow site inspections and periodic testing of the fuel they sell to ensure it remains free of ethanol. U-Fuel provides complete support for all its fueling systems, including initial site planning, permitting, delivery and installation, training and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.