Edwards Auto, Rasmussen Ford to Partner with Local Fuel Retailer to Promote E15 in Storm Lake this October

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – This October Edwards Auto and Rasmussen Ford are partnering with FAST STOP Express to ask drivers to choose E15 and help prevent breast cancer.

The dealerships will feature rearview mirror tags and fuel door stickers highlighting the health and environmental benefits of E15. They are encouraging new vehicle owners to help fight breast cancer by choosing the cleaner fuel when filling up as part of the annual Pink at the Pump® campaign.

FAST STOP Express (1510 E. 4th Street) is participating in Pink at the Pump® and will display pump signs highlighting Edwards Auto and Rasmussen Ford’s support of E15.

Pink at the Pump® is a campaign to raise money for breast cancer research and support services as well as increase consumer awareness of the health benefits of E15. FAST STOP Express will donate three cents for every gallon of E15 sold during October to The Hormel Institute and National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pink at the Pump® is a partnership between Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

“E15 is the cleanest-burning fuel choice available to all 2001 and newer vehicles,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “We are excited to partner with Iowa auto dealers and retailers to help educate drivers about this cleaner fuel choice that reduces the amount of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in the air.”

E15 is a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol, just five percent more ethanol than E10, the most commonly used fuel in the U.S. E15 is approved for all 2001 and newer vehicles. It is also higher in octane, which improves vehicle performance. Find fuel stations offering E15 near you by clicking here. To find a participating Pink at the Pump® station and learn more about the promotion, click here.

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 44 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 380 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.