Kansas flex-fuel motorists can take advantage of bargain prices while pumping up the local economy at an E85 grand opening in Manhattan, Kansas on Friday. E85 will be available for $1.85 a gallon at the Farmers Cooperative Association in Manhattan.
The first 50 cars to fill up with E85 will receive an IndyCar® Series #17 Team Ethanol diecast car. Free hot dogs and pop will be available to consumers throughout the entire promotion.
Next week, on Tuesday, Kum & Go, the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board are partnering for an ethanol promotion event in Johnston.
“This event is meant to celebrate ethanol use in Iowa and to ramp up excitement for ISU’s homecoming week,” said Jerry Main, a corn grower and chairman of the Usage and Production Committee at Iowa Corn. “This event marks a great set of anniversaries: Iowa State is celebrating 150 years and Iowa Corn has been promoting ethanol for 30 years. I am also glad to see the partnership between Iowa Corn and Kum & Go benefiting Iowa consumers.”
In Iowa, 75 percent of consumers use ethanol blends, and the market is growing for E85 fuel in flexible fuel vehicles.