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Fuel Your Summer Road trip with Iowa’s Homegrown Fuel

May 30, 2018

Planning a summer vacation or a weekend getaway? You probably don’t put much thought into which gas station you stop at, but by making pit stops at stations with higher blends of homegrown ethanol including E85, could save you money. Determine the best fuel for your vehicle by using our Vehicle Fuel Finder to find out! 

E85 is a fuel made up of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. E85 can be used to fill up your “flexible fuel” vehicles. As the summer driving season begins, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is already warning drivers that they likely see the highest gasoline prices in four years. Pump prices have already begun to increase, so make the right choice for your vehicle to save money for what matters most.

As of Tuesday, May 22 the current price for unleaded gasoline averaged $2.84 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.05 from last week and $.58 higher than one year ago. The national average on the same day was $2.95, up $.06 from last week’s price. However, ethanol is helping to offset higher prices, and 10 percent ethanol blends (E10) alone could save consumers at least $39 billion this year, according to an analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association. The current Des Moines Terminal/Rack Prices are $2.16 for E10 and E85 is priced at $1.76 per gallon. Use our new interactive Fuel Finder to find a station near you!

Iowa Corn launched the Iowa Corn-fed Summer Road Trip to help you enjoy a corn-fed summer filled with fuel retailers offering E85 to the best restaurants for a delicious corn-fed burger and tenderloin!  Go to the website to plan your summer. See the participating restaurants below.

Burger Locations

Ankeny Diner
133 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Beer Burger

575 Camerson Way

North Liberty, IA 52317

Coon Bowl III
223 6th Ave.
Coon Rapids, IA 50058

Irish Shanti

17455 Gunder Rd.

Elgin, IA 52141

Morgan's Corner

436 2nd St. W

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Robin’s Nest Café
112 E Washington St.

Clarinda, IA 51632

Smokin Herford BBQ
1605 W Milwaukee Ave.
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

Wrangling Grace Café
109 W Ramsey St.

Bancroft, Iowa 50517


Tenderloin Locations

Buffalo Tavern

2016 S Main St.

Burlington or
Fort Madison, IA 52601

Gordy's at Rustix

716 Summer Ave.

Humboldt, IA 50548

Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag

3408 N Plainview Rd.

Walcott, IA 52773

Grid Iron Grill
1121 E 2nd St.

Webster City, IA 50595

Happy’s Place

2323 Rockdale Rd.

Dubuque, IA 52003

Thirsty Carp

930 9th St.

Lake View, IA 51450

Three C's Diner

300 9th St.
Corning, IA 50841

Willie's Sports Bar

10 1st St. NW

Hampton, IA 50441



Go to iowacorn.org/summerroadtrip or follow us at #cornfedsummer for more information.


The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.

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