STAR Energy Hosting Grand Openings in Yale and Guthrie Center
October 14, 2016
Contact: Monte Shaw
New Renewable Fuel Stations to Offer E15 and E85
JOHNSTON, IOWA – STAR Energy, in conjunction with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), today announced it is holding Grand Opening events for its newly operating fueling stations located at 525 Main Street in Yale, Iowa, and Highway 44 West in Guthrie Center, Iowa.
“Thanks to STAR Energy, the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Program and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, residents in Yale and Guthrie Center will now have access to a variety of cleaner-burning ethanol fuels,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Nearby motorists will benefit from E15, the lowest-cost fuel for the vast majority of vehicles on the road, and owners of flex-fuel vehicles can now purchase E85.”
To celebrate these Grand Openings, STAR Energy will offer fuel discounts on E15 and E85 in Yale on October 19 and in Guthrie Center on October 20. Both Grand Openings will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and lunch will be served. In addition, STAR Energy will donate 3 cents per gallon for every gallon of E15 purchased at their Yale and Guthrie Center locations during October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
“We’re extremely grateful that STAR Energy 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 or E85, motorists are getting cleaner-burning fuels that contain less cancer-causing chemicals, making ethanol blends the healthier fuel choices.”
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.
For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org