The Iowa Corn Growers Association recently announced that the number of E85 stations in Iowa has grown to 85 facilites. This number is growing to meet the demand of over 81,000 flexible fuel vehicles in the state.
“Iowa Corn has been promoting ethanol for 30 years, starting with the first E85 pumps in the early 1990s. Today, we’re working with partners like the Clean Air Choice Coalition to build the market for E85 in Iowa,” says Shannon Textor, market development director for Iowa Corn. “With rising regular fuel prices you may have noticed a considerable price advantage to filling up with E85 made right here in Iowa. Ultimately, it is better for our economy, our environment, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.”
Iowa Corn states many E85 and ethanol facts relevant to the state:
Sixty cents of every dollar spent on E85 stays in Iowa.
Ethanol-blended fuel is actually saving an average of 45 cents per gallon at the pump.
Corn use for ethanol has little (literally pennies) to do with the rising cost of food prices.
The 85th E85 station in the state of Iowa is Cenex Pum 24 at 306 Highway 69 North in Forest City.