Extreme Makeover: Ethanol Edition

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dirk Devries family of Albert Lea, Minnesota are not only the recipients of a new home, courtesy of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They are also the proud owners of a new F150 crew cab flexible-fuel vehicle, courtesy of the ethanol industry.

Extreme MakeoverFive Minnesota-based POET Biorefining facilities, in conjunction with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) and Dave Syverson Ford, joined together to give the Devries family the new FFV valued at nearly $36,000 during filming of the show on Tuesday.

In addition, the biorefining facilities along with EPIC presented the family with a year’s worth of E85, valued at $6,000. The family will be able to use their E85 fuel card at the local Freeborn County Coop Oil Company.

“The community has really rallied around this event,” said Rick Mummert, general manager of POET Biorefining – Glenville. “Citizens and businesses have contributed to make this a great experience for all those involved. It’s an example of the true American spirit.”

No word yet on an air date for the show.

EPIC, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Promotion