MEDIA ADVISORY: IRFA, Iowa Corn and Casey’s in Pella Partner for Ethanol Promotion
June 26, 2017
Casey’s is now offering E85 in Pella! The Iowa Renewable Fuel Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold an ethanol promotion at the Casey’s General Store located at 509 Main Street in Pella, Iowa on June 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, E85 will be just 85 cents a gallon, two seater rides in a street legal INDYCAR will be available, and also grab lunch with a slice of pizza and Coca-cola for $3.
This store recently became one of the first Casey’s in Iowa to sell E15 and E85. A least six other Casey’s stores will also carry E15 and E85 as part of a pilot program with ICPB and Growth Energy who provided support to Casey’s new higher ethanol blend program.
Ethanol provides higher octane for cleaner burning engines, along with increased performance. Ethanol is a homegrown fuel that supports Iowa jobs, our state economy and Iowa’s corn farmers.
Over the past decade, INDYCAR drivers have logged millions of miles racing on E85. Iowa Corn is proud to sponsor the Iowa Corn 300, which will take place on Sunday, July 9 on “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet” in Newton. The race demonstrates the power and performance of ethanol, and reminds consumers to fill up like the pros.
E85 fuel is made with at least 70 percent ethanol and is approved for use in all flexible fuel vehicles. To find E85 in your community, click here.
Cassidy Riley, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-252-6249
Lisa Cassady, Iowa Corn, Public Relations Manager, email@example.com, 515-225-9242
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a 7,500-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually – including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 350 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.