Casey’s General Store has long been as much a staple of rural Iowa as rows of corn. Now those two staples have converged with the opening of Casey’s first Iowa station offering E15 and E85.
Casey’s recently announced intentions to open 17 stations with E15 and E85 in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. The first Iowa station, located 509 Main Street in Pella, is the state’s 103rd E15 station. The Pella store is only the first of seven expected to open across the state.
“This opening marks a big milestone for E15,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Casey’s is more than just one of Iowa’s largest fuel retailers. It’s our pizzeria, our grocery store, our coffee shop. And soon residents in several cities will have lower-cost fuel options that also support rural economies. We are confident Casey’s and its customers will have a positive experience with these fuels and soon E15 and E85 will be the new normal for Casey’s stores.”
Iowa Corn Promotion Board President Larry Klever says Casey’s announcement is great news for rural Iowa. “Iowa’s corn farmers are excited to support Casey’s in expanding Iowans choices at the pump and providing consumers clean-burning, high performing homegrown ethanol blends.” The Iowa Corn Promotion Board is providing support for Casey’s new program to offer E15 and E85 blends for consumers.
E15 is a fuel made of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent petroleum and is approved for all 2001 and newer vehicles. To find an E15 station near you, click here. E85 fuel is made with at least 70 percent ethanol and is approved for all flexible fuel vehicles. To find E85 in your community, click here.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually – including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 350 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.