Gas City Encourages Public Awareness of Ethanol

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Gas City Executive Vice President Bill Shireman says his company has been promoting ethanol for about a year and a half. Bill says pump promotions like today’s help educate the public and encourage consumers to fuel up with ethanol fuel blends. Yesterday, the Joliet Gas City was selling unleaded gas for $3.25 and $2.75. During the Epic ethanol pump promotion …

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Pump Promotion Kicks Off Chicagoland Indy 300 Festivities

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Greetings from Chicago! Well, Joliet actually. I’m in Illinois with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council to bring you coverage of the 2007 Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Epic, VeraSun Energy and The Illinois Corn Growers Association kicked off race weekend with an ethanol pump promotion at Gas City near the track in Joliet. Gas City sold more …

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Symposium on E85 in Florida

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Florida International University‘s Energy and Business Forum and General Motors are having an open symposium to discuss the status of E85 ethanol in South Florida. E85 ethanol infrastructure, technology, and availability will be discussed by senior engineers from General Motors and distinguished panelists from the areas of academia and industry on Wednesday September 12 at FIU University Park Campus. The …

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Marketing at Top Speed

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“Marketing at Top Speed” was the title of the presentation made to agrimarketing professionals this week in Kansas City by the executive director of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), Tom Slunecka. Slunecka told the members of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) that ethanol has brought a major paradigm shift to agriculture that stands to benefit every segment of …

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Fill Up, Feel Good in Florida

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Florida stands ready to fill up and feel good as it endeavors to become a leader in both the production and consumption of biofuels, including ethanol. This edition of “Fill up, Feel Good” discusses the “Florida Needs Ethanol” campaign being conducted by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council and features comments made by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Florida Commissioner of …

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Iowa Corn Growers Proud of Their IRL Involvement

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Tim Recker is an Iowa corn grower and the president-elect of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. He says that corn growers are very proud of their work to bring the inaugural Iowa Corn Indy 250 to reality. I interviewed Tim after he and other ICGA leaders unveiled the trophy for this weekend’s race. He says that the Iowa corn growers …

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Casey’s Pumps Discount Gas

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One of the ethanol pump promotions coordinated by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council this week was held at Casey’s General Store in Newton, IA just down the road from the Iowa Speedway. The manager of the store is Shawn Retman pictured here on the right. Shawn says she’s really proud of her company for taking part in the effort …

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Hy-Vee Iowa Ethanol Promotion

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Hy-Vee has been holding a couple of ethanol promotions here in Iowa during the IRL race week. One of them was held at a store in West Des Moines and Joe Miller, one of the store operations managers was on hand to talk about it. Joe says that he thinks ethanol is important and he’s glad to do what he …

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Pioneer Technology Yields

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You can see the interest Pioneer Hi-Bred has in this weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 as you drive in to Iowa Speedway. This billboard with the track in the background is actually in a field of corn which I am sure is a Pioneer variety. Pioneer is a sponsor of the Team Ethanol Indy car this year. Iowa Corn Indy …

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