Growth Energy Partners with Russell Oil Company to Offer High Level Blends of Ethanol in Marion

WASHINGTON, DC –– Growth Energy has joined forces with Russell Oil Company to offer E85 fuel at ROC One Stop in Marion, Ill. ROC One Stop, located at 309 Deyoung Street, installed the pump with funding through Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump program.

“We are pleased to work with Russell Oil to build out ethanol fueling infrastructure to give more Flex Fuel Vehicle owners access to high levels of ethanol,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “There are Flex Fuel Vehicles out there that have never run on anything but conventional gasoline because they don’t have access to mid and high level ethanol. Through our grant program we are working to change that reality by giving consumers a choice at the pump that includes clean, renewable ethanol.”

Jonathan Russell, Manager of ROC One Stop noted, “We appreciate the support of Growth Energy, the availability of informational materials, signs and the advice we have been given to promote the sale of E85. We believe the use of E85 will continue to increase and we plan to offer it in our new locations as our company continues to grow. We wanted to provide a quality fuel that is better for the environment, supports our local farmers, as well as help us to increase sales and fuel margins.”

ROC One Stop in Marion began offering E85 in May 2010.

Roc One Stop has become part of Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program, offering funds to retailers for the alternative fuel infrastructure. Growth Energy is also assisting retailers with the technical aspects of installation and marketing of both mid and high level blends of ethanol. A complete list of all sites offering both mid and high level blends of ethanol may be found at

For more information on the 2010 Growth Energy E85 and Blender Pump Grant Program, contact the Growth Energy Market Development office at 1-877-485-8595 or at

About Growth Energy

Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at