WASHINGTON, DC — In response to Kum & Go’s grand opening event celebrating the addition of E15 to its fuel offerings in Windsor Heights, Iowa, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement:
“We’re celebrating the addition of E15 to Kum & Go’s fuel offerings in Iowa today, and we know that consumers will continue to celebrate every time they pull up to the pump and are presented with the opportunity to choose a great product at a great price.
“Kum & Go’s decision to offer E15 underscores its role as an innovator and leader in the convenience store marketplace. By offering cleaner, homegrown fuels, Kum & Go is not only providing consumers with a choice at the pump, but is also supporting local jobs, rural communities and the environment. The demand for E15 is growing rapidly, and Kum & Go is acting quickly to bring its customers what they want and need.”
In the next two years, Kum & Go will bring E15 to 65 more locations. E15 has been exhaustively tested by the Department of Energy and is compatible with more than 80 percent of the cars on the road today. Nationwide, moving to E15 would create another 136,000 American jobs that can’t be outsourced and eliminate up to 8 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year — the equivalent of taking 1.68 million vehicles off the road—all while saving consumers money at the pump. E15 is currently offered at more than 120 stations in 18 states across the country.
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