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Renewable Fuels Month Filled with Consumer Savings

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Just in time for summer vacations and trips to the lake, Nebraska drivers will save on ethanol blends every Friday in May for Renewable Fuels Month.

Select retailers in Omaha, Grand Island and Bellevue are offering discounts on cleaner-burning American Ethanol and one location is discounting biodiesel!

  • Friday, May 4
    • Bucky’s – 3052 S. 84th St., Omaha
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Discount: $0.85 OFF per gallon of E85
  • Friday, May 11
    • Kum & Go – 14353 Q St., Omaha
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Discount: E15 and E85 for $0.99/gallon
  • Friday, May 18
    • Bosselman Travel Center – 3335 W Wood River Rd., Grand Island
    • Time: 4-7 p.m.
    • Discount: Clean 88 (E15) for $1.88/gallon, E85 for $0.85/gallon, and $1 OFF per gallon of automotive biodiesel
  • Friday, May 25
    • Pump & Pantry – 3605 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Discount: Clean 88 (E15) for $1.88/gallon and E85 for $0.85/gallon

Find all the details for the fuel promotions at http://americanethanolne.org/renewable-fuels-promo/.

E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) is approved for use in all passenger vehicles 2001 and newer. Ethanol blends higher than 15 percent are approved for use in flex fuel vehicles. One in seven Nebraskans are driving a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol up to E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline). Drivers can check their owner’s manual to see if they’re driving a flex fuel vehicle. The vehicle might also have a flex fuel badge on the trunk or tailgate — or have a yellow gas cap.

Biofuels serve as a low-cost option for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation sources. According to the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture, ethanol reduces GHG emissions by 40-45 percent compared to gasoline.

Renewable Fuels Month is coordinated through the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board. Several promotional events are also being posted throughout the month on their social media platforms. Visit www.AmericanEthanolNE.org and www.BiodieselNE.com for more details.

A portion of Kum & Go, Bosselman Travel Center and Pump & Pantry’s fuel pump upgrades were paid for with the Access Ethanol Nebraska (AEN), a grant program administrated by the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture, with the Nebraska Energy Office as the lead agency. Nebraska’s federal award of approximately $2.3 million for the AEN program came from the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). USDA rules require that the USDA funds be matched dollar for dollar with funds from state, private industry or foundations. Matching funds will come from the Nebraska Corn Board through the state corn checkoff funds paid by Nebraska corn farmers and from the Nebraska Environmental Trust approved funding of $500,000 for each of the two years. Matching funds will also come from contributions made by individual ethanol plants and “Prime the Pump,” a nonprofit organized and funded by the ethanol industry to improve ethanol infrastructure.

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E15 American Ethanol Blend Now Available in Omaha

 

Special Introductory Price of $1.15 per Gallon at Kum & Go This Friday

OMAHA, NE—On Friday, September 23 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Omaha area drivers will be able fill their tanks with E15, a fuel blend of 15 percent American Ethanol, at a special introductory price of just $1.15 per gallon at participating Kum & Go locations across the metro.kum_and_go_e85_e15_flex_fuel_pumps_2016

Since 2011, E15 has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in all passenger vehicles model year 2001 or newer, including cars, pickups, vans and SUVs.   Flex-fuel vehicles, capable of operating on blends up to E85 (85 percent American Ethanol) can also use E15 regardless of model year.  Omaha now joins more than 80 cities in 26 states across the U.S. offering E15 now sold at select Kum & Go locations.

All vehicles, regardless of model year, are approved to use E10, which is widely available across the country. American Ethanol E15 provides consumers with an additional fueling choice at the pump, while typically costing less than other choices. E15 also increases vehicle performance due to the higher octane in the blend.

American Ethanol is also a cleaner burning, renewable source of octane that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, ground-level ozone and toxic exhaust emissions.  Higher levels of American Ethanol reduce the volume of cancer-causing toxic compounds added to fuel, which helps reduce toxic emissions and harmful particulate matter from the tailpipe.

“This particulate matter poses a health threat to all of us, but poses a special danger to infants, children, the elderly and those who suffer from asthma, heart disease and cardiopulmonary disease,” said Angela Tin, Vice President of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest.  “Using ethanol blended fuels helps make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.”

Greg Youell, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), said that E15 is a great way for metro area consumers to participate in MAPA’s “Little Steps, Big Impact”, a campaign to improve air quality and reduce ground-level ozone in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area.  “Biofuels such as American Ethanol are an easy way for consumers to make a choice for cleaner air in the Omaha area,” he said.  “E15 gives even more people the opportunity to help improve air quality in Omaha and save money at the same time.  It’s truly a win-win for all of us.”

Kum & Go pumps with E15 are easily identified by the blue hose on the dispenser.  Following is a list of the Omaha area Kum & Go locations that carry E15 and are participating in the $1.15 per gallon promotion this Friday:

1010 S 154th St Omaha
8990 Boyd St Omaha
4041 N 168th St Omaha
11205 Wickersham Blvd Gretna
2627 S HWS Cleveland Blvd Omaha
14353 Q Street Omaha
1819 N 72nd St Omaha
4443 S 84th St Omaha
10764 Virginia Plaza Papillion

For more information and for a list of participating locations, visit E15Omaha.com or AmericanEthanolNE.org.

A portion of Kum & Go’s Nebraska E15 fuel pump upgrades were paid for with the Access Ethanol Nebraska (AEN), a grant program administrated by the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture, with the Nebraska Energy Office as the lead agency. Nebraska’s federal award of approximately $2.3 million for the AEN program came from the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). USDA rules require that the USDA funds be matched dollar for dollar with funds from state, private industry or foundations. Matching funds will come from the Nebraska Corn Board through the state corn checkoff funds paid by Nebraska corn farmers and from the Nebraska Environmental Trust approved funding of $500,000 for each of the next two years. Matching funds will also come from contributions made by individual ethanol plants and “Prime the Pump,” a nonprofit organized and funded by the ethanol industry to improve ethanol infrastructure.

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Kum & Go to Offer E85 Fuel for $0.85/gal

Flex-Fuel Vehicle Owners Can Save on American Ethanol-Blended Fuel for Six Consecutive Thursdays in the Omaha Metro Area

OMAHA, Neb. — Drivers of flex-fuel vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa will be able to fill up with E85 for just $0.85/gal during six upcoming promotions at Kum & Go locations in the Omaha metro.

The promotions will take place as follows:

  • THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 90th & Boyd St.

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 168th & Maple

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 195th & West Center

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 4443 S. 84th

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 1819 N. 72nd

  • THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 10764 Virginia Plaza, Papillion

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,” said Jim Pirolli, Kum & Go vice president of fuels. “Kum & Go will soon begin to offer E15 at locations in Omaha and already offers E85 at seven locations across the metro area. The E85 promotions are a great way to bring awareness to the variety of fuel blends we offer and provide an opportunity to 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 are so great we want all consumers to use American Ethanol,” said Ryan Welsh, American Ethanol director of sales & marketing. “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 vehicle models year 2001 and newer.  E15 is gaining a foothold at retailers across the U.S. and is available at a growing number of locations.

The E85 promotion is sponsored by Green Plains, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, 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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Consumer Choice Expands with Kum & Go E15 Announcement

LINCOLN, Neb. — Convenience store Kum & Go announced April 27 that it will offer E15 as a fuel option. Kum & Go has more than 20 stations in Nebraska.

“We commend Kum & Go for providing a higher-octane, cleaner-burning, lower-cost fuel for consumers in the Omaha metro area and beyond,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “E15 coupled with their E85 offering kum-and-go-logoshows they are a leader in the market, and demonstrates their commitment to consumer choice and cleaner fuels to help address air quality challenges related to toxic emissions from conventional gasoline.”

During the next two years, Kum & Go plans to make E15 available at more than 65 stores across Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota. The first station, located in Windsor Heights, Iowa, is scheduled to open April 30.

E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent unleaded gasoline) was approved for vehicles 2001 and newer by the EPA in 2011 after more than two years of testing. Approximately 75 percent of cars on the road are approved to use E15.

Kum & Go has been an industry leader in introducing alternative fuels. In the 1970’s, the company was among the first to offer 10 percent ethanol blends. In 1997, Kum & Go expanded its fuel options to include E85. Today, the company offers E85 at more than 160 locations across 11 states.

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