New Century FS Hosting Grand Opening in Melbourne

Press Contact: Lucy Norton
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New Renewable Fuel Station to Offer Ethanol & Biodiesel Blends

JOHNSTON, IOWA – New Century FS, in conjunction with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), today announced it is holding a Grand Opening event for its newly operating fueling station, located at 307 Railroad Street in Melbourne, Iowa.

“Thanks to New Century FS, the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Program and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, Melbourne-area residents will now have a wide range of cleaner-burning fuel choices when it comes to ethanol and biodiesel blends,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Not only will nearby motorists benefit from E15, the lowest- cost fuel for the vast majority of vehicles on the road, flex-fuel vehicle owners will have access to E85 and diesel customers will be able to take advantage of increased fuel lubricity from more environmentally-friendly biodiesel blends.”

To celebrate its Grand Opening, New Century FS in Melbourne will offer E15 for $1.15 per gallon from 5 – 7 p.m. along with a free dinner on Tuesday, October 11. In addition, New Century FS will donate 3 cents per gallon for every gallon of E15 purchased at their Melbourne location during October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

“We’re extremely grateful that New Century FS has joined IRFA and ICPB in our ‘Pink at the Pump’ campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness month to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation provide early detection, education and support services to women,” Norton commented. “By choosing E15, motorists are getting a higher-octane fuel that contains less cancer-causing chemicals, making it the healthier fuel choice.”

E15 is a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline that is now available at a significant discount to regular, unleaded gasoline at 70 locations in Iowa. 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 85 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.

In Iowa, E85 is a fuel blend containing between 70 and 85 percent ethanol. E85 is currently sold at over 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.

For a complete list of registered E15 retailers and retailers offering E85 in Iowa, go to www.IowaRFA.org.

Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually, including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce more than 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.

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For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at:

www.IowaRFA.org