Kum & Go to Offer E85 Fuel for 85 Cents per Gallon


Am-Eth-logoFlex-Fuel Vehicle Owners Can Save on American Ethanol-Blended Fuel September 24th & 25th in the Omaha Metro Area

OMAHA, NEBRASKA—Drivers of flex-fuel vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa will be able to fill up with E85 for just 85 cents per gallon during the two upcoming promotions at Kum & Go locations in the Omaha metro area.

The promotions will take place as follows:

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 4443 S. 84th
• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 1819 N. 72nd
Note: There is a limit of 30 gallons and no containers are allowed.

Currently, one in seven drivers in the Omaha metro has a flex-fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol and gasoline, from E10 to E85. However, many drivers do not realize they own a flex-fuel vehicle, let alone the additional fuel options they have at the pump. To confirm your vehicle is flex-fuel, look for a yellow fuel cap, a flex-fuel emblem, or check your owner’s manual.

“Consumers like to have a choice when they are making a purchasing decision at the pump and these E85 promotions are a great way to bring awareness to the many fuel blends that contain American Ethanol,” said Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board. “We always look forward to partnering with Kum & Go on ethanol promotions and look forward to their upcoming E15 roll out in Nebraska and the opportunity to further promote the many environmental and economic benefits of ethanol-blended fuels.”

According to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, when flex-fuel drivers fill up with E85 – a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and other American Ethanol-blended fuels, they’re improving air quality and reducing causes of asthma, heart disease and lung cancer not only for themselves but also their children and grandchildren. E85 is approved as a Clean Air Choice® and when flex-fuel drivers fill up with E85 rather than 100 percent gasoline, they are significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions that enter our air.

“The health and environmental benefits of American Ethanol is so great we want all consumers to use American Ethanol,” said Ryan Welsh, Director of Sales & Marketing of American Ethanol. “Even if a consumer doesn’t drive a flex-fuel vehicle, they still have the option to use American Ethanol fuel such E15 and reap the benefits.”

All standard vehicles can operate on E10, a blend of 10 percent American Ethanol and 90 percent unleaded gasoline. E15 with 15 percent American Ethanol has been approved for use in all standard vehicles model year 2001 and newer. E15 is gaining a foothold at retailers across the U.S. and is available at a growing number of locations. Kum & Go recently announced that E15 will soon be offered at several Midwest retail stations, including Nebraska and Iowa.

The E85 promotion is sponsored by Green Plains, Nebraska Corn Board, and Nebraska Ethanol Board in cooperation with Kum & Go. For additional information about these promotions and American Ethanol, visit E85Omaha.com.

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About American Ethanol
Representing a wide array of ethanol supporters, from farmers to bio-engineering firms, American Ethanol was established by Growth Energy in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association and others. By establishing a marketing partnership with NASCAR in the 2011 racing season when NASCAR switched its fuel to Sunoco Green E15, American Ethanol aims to educate and inform the American public about the benefits of U.S.-made ethanol. For more information, visit www.AmericanEthanolRacing.com follow us on Twitter @AmericanEthanol or connect with us on Facebook.

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