Kum & Go E15 Expansion Continues with Two More Greater Des Moines-area Locations

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Fictitious “Blend Wall” Continues to Fall Brick by Brick 

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Two additional Kum & Go locations in the greater Des Moines-area are now offering cleaner-burning, lower-cost E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles. The most recent Kum & Go stations offering registered E15 are located at 5830 SE 14th St. in Des Moines and 165 SW Magazine Rd. in Ankeny.

“Wider access to registered E15 in the Des Moines-area means cleaner air and more savings for Iowans,” stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Managing Director Lucy Norton.  “While some in D.C. continue to cry crocodile tears over the fictitious ‘blend wall,’ Iowa’s retailers and motorists push on, demolishing the big oil-fabricated wall brick by brick with each new station and each fill-up with this cleaner-burning, lower-cost fuel.”

On April 27, 2015, Kum & Go announced plans to begin offering E15 as a registered fuel at 65 locations in seven states. Its introduction began on April 30, 2015 by offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles at its fuel station in Windsor Heights located at 7229 University Avenue. While higher in octane, Kum & Go is currently pricing E15 at a 10-cent discount to 87-octane E10, the most commonly used fuel in the nation. Motorists have already successfully driven more than 100 million trouble-free miles on E15.

Iowa leads the nation with 34 fueling locations offering E15 as a registered fuel.

E15 is a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline that is now available at a significant discount to regular, unleaded gasoline. E15 is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in all 2001 and newer passenger vehicles, as well as flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). Those vehicles account for more than 80 percent of fuel use in the United States. In order to offer E15 to non-FFVs, a retailer must register with the EPA.  IRFA works with retailers to ensure they comply with all federal and state E15 regulations.

For a complete list of retail locations offering E15 in Iowa, please click here.

To learn more about E15, please click here.

The expansion of ethanol fuel options by Kum & Go also includes E85, a fuel blend containing between 70 and 85 percent ethanol. E85 is currently sold at about 200 fueling sites in Iowa. E85 can be used in all flex-fuel vehicles (FFV). To determine if your vehicle can use E85, please check your owner’s manual, the vehicle’s fuel cap, or click here for a list of FFVs.

Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 3.8 billion gallons annually, including 22 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity and one cellulosic ethanol facility 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.


For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org