Iowa retailer celebrates ethanol blender pumps with promotion

By Renewable Fuels Association | November 08, 2016

An Iowa retailer is holding an ethanol pump promotion on Nov. 11–12 to celebrate the opening of new blender pumps.

Holstein Travel Center has installed four blender pumps with eight hoses at its location on Indorf Avenue in Holstein, Iowa. Quad County Corn Processors, an RFA-member company that operates a 37 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa, will supply the station with the ethanol. The retailer also received a $50,000 grant from Iowa’s Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Program to help defray the cost of the blender pumps.

For the grand opening, there will be multiple specials and gift card drawings. On Nov. 11, E85 will be 85 cents per gallon between 3–5 p.m. CT and the same price the following day between 11 a.m.–1 p.m. CT. E15 will also be specially priced at $1.15 per gallon and E30 will be $1 per gallon those same times and days.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our grand opening and providing consumers more choices at the pump,” said Chris Brown, director of operations for the Holstein Travel Center. “Our partnership with Quad County Corn Processors will help bolster our local economy and shows a commitment to Iowa’s renewable fuels. I am glad to join that growing list of Iowa retailers who are making this commitment.”

Delayne Johnson, CEO of Quad County Corn Processors, said he is pleased to see further expansion of ethanol blender pumps in Iowa and around the nation. “Blender pumps allow retailers to provide more of what consumers want—choice. We are proud to collaborate with Holstein Travel Center to provide cleaner burning ethanol and congratulate them on their grand opening.”

“We thank Holstein Travel Center for installing ethanol blender pumps at its station,” said Robert White, RFA vice president of industry relations. “Ethanol is the lowest cost, highest octane source on the planet and we are glad consumers have stations like this that gives them greater access to more fuels. We look forward to more stations offering higher ethanol blends in the near future.”