Kansas Ethanol Initiative to be Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

EPICKansas Corn CommissionA new program and pump promotion will help raise awareness for higher blends of ethanol in Kansas.

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), ICM and the Kansas Corn Commission are holding the event, which will include discount prices on ethanol blends for flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) at TJ’s Convenience Store in Colwich from 6:30 to 8:30 am on Monday. FFV owners will have a 40 cents discount on E20, 60 cents discount on E30 and E85 will be offered for just $1.85/gallon. All drivers can save 20 cents per gallon on E10 fuel, approved for use in any gas powered vehicle or engine.

Immediately after the pump promotion, EPIC and the Kansas Corn Commission will announce a major new initiative for the state. Speakers will include Robert White, deputy director of EPIC; U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback; Adrian Polansky, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture; Dave Vander Griend, president and CEO of ICM, Inc.; and Bob Timmons, chairman of the Kansas Corn Commission.

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