Waukon Feed Ranch now offering E15 in Northeast Iowa

By Iowa Renewable Fuels Association | November 18, 2013

JOHNSTON, IOWA –Waukon Feed Ranch in Waukon, Iowa, announced Nov. 18 it will begin offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles, making it Iowa’s ninth registered E15 retailer.

“Our customers enjoy saving some of their hard-earned money, and E15 allows them to do just that,” said Dwight Bacon, Waukon Feed Ranch office manager. “Anytime we can offer a product that beats our competitors on price and supports the Iowa economy, we jump on it. Clean-burning, homegrown E15 is the cheapest fuel available to 2001 and newer vehicles.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently released the results of a new analysis that shows a shift in the fuels carried in pipelines that service Iowa will lead to E15 being the lowest-cost option for many retailers. 

“While Big Oil continues to call for a reduction in renewable fuel standard (RFS) levels because of the so-called ‘E10 blend wall’, Iowa’s motorist and retailers continue to blow past the E10 level and choose higher blend levels like E15 and E85,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Bottom line: cheaper, more American-made E15 is helping to tear down the imaginary blend wall.”

Waukon Feed Ranch is located in Northeast Iowa at 615 Old Highway 9 in Waukon. In addition to E15, Waukon Feed Ranch features a blender pump and offers consumers E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends, as well as biodiesel. E15, a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, can be used by all 2001 and newer passenger vehicles, which account for about 85 percent of fuel use in the United States.  In order to offer E15, a retailer must register with the EPA.  IRFA assists retailers in the registration process to ensure they comply with all applicable federal and state E15 regulations.