Camp Lejeune Starts Using Alternative Fuel

Part of Camp Lejeune made history Thursday. It was announced that roughly 180 vehicles on base will use a relatively new type of fuel called E-85, making Camp Lejeune the first Marine base in the country to use this alternative fuel source. E-85 is a mix of ethanol produced from corn and traditional gasoline. The price of this fuel is about $2.09 a gallon, and the benefits to the environment are many. E-85 is reported to be cleaner burning, reducing emissions and chemicals released into the air from exhaust. To tell if your vehicle can use E-85 look for a sticker near the gas tank. You can also tell by looking at your vehicle's "vin" number. If the eighth digit is the letter Z, you can use E-85.