Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) chairman Mick Henderson was a long way from his old Kentucky home this week, pumping 93 octane 10 percent ethanol fuel for bikers at the Buffalo Chip Campground for the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD.
“Back in Kentucky you might say that bourbon is the place to put your corn, but we drink the best and burn the rest,” said Henderson, who is general manager of Commonwealth Agri Energy in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. “And we have a real opportunity here to educate the motorcycle riding public about ethanol.”
It was Henderson’s first time attending the legendary motorcycle rally that RFA has been helping to sponsor for nine years now and he had a great time pumping fuel, giving away free t-shirts and beach balls with fuel cards, but he especially enjoyed just talking with the bikers. “You just talk to them about where they are from, what they do, why they are there,” said Henderson. “There’s still a lot of misinformation here and it’s fun to share that knowledge.”
Audio file: Interview with RFA Chairman Mick Henderson