Aspinwall Coop in Manning Becomes Iowa’s Newest Registered E15 Station
December 9, 2013
Press Contact: Monte Shaw
Iowa’s List of Registered E15 Stations Reaches Baker’s Dozen
JOHNSTON, IOWA –Aspinwall Coop in Manning today announced it is now selling E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles, making it the 13th registered E15 station in Iowa.
“Aspinwall Coop is excited to provide our Manning-area customers with low-cost, homegrown E15,” stated Aspinwall Coop Energy Department Manager Jeff Irlbeck. “Motorists driving a 2001 or newer vehicle will be pleased to know that E15 not only supports our local economy, but also saves them money at the pump and provides environmental benefits as well.”
“Iowa’s list of registered E15 stations has reached a baker’s dozen, and I expect that number to increase as more retailers see E15’s wide range of advantages,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “In the face of EPA’s proposal to essentially gut the RFS based on the so-called E10 blend wall, Iowa continues to add E15 stations, proving that there is no blend wall because higher ethanol blends are growing in popularity.”
Aspinwall Coop is located in Western Iowa at 516 West Street in Manning. 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.
For a complete list of Iowa’s registered E15 stations, please click here.
Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.8 billion gallons annually, with three cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.