There will be a celebration at the Glencoe Coop on August 8th to mark the installation of the community’s first blender pump. The project was supported by a $6,771 grant from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) that was created in the 2002 Farm Bill. The program helps with the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements on farms and rural businesses. President Obama’s administration has set a goal of installing 10,000 blender pumps across the country withing the next 5 years.
The station, located at Glencoe, Minnesota, will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 8th beginning at 10:45 am CST. Representatives from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be on hand along with a number of other special guests. Following a brief presentation, a flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) pump promotion will take place from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm sponsored in part by the American Lung Association of Minnesota. Fuel discounts during the promotion are as follows and mid-level blends of ethanol can only be used in FFV’s but everyone is welcome to come to the event to show their support for fuel choice at the pump.
- · 85 cents off per gallon of E85
- · 50 cents off per gallon of E50
- · 30 cents off per gallon of E30
- · 20 cents off per gallon of E20