Second E15 Station Opens in Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

welcome_sign_fredericksburg_iowa photo from http://iowabackroads.comThe Fredericksburg Coop in Fredericksburg, Iowa is now offering E15. The station is the second in Iowa to offer consumers E15. Fredericksburg Coop is located in Northeast Iowa on Highway 18 West.

“I believe retailers see great value in offering a less expensive, cleaner, more American-made fuel option like E15 to their consumers,” said Fredericksburg Coop Petroleum Manager Steve Neuendorf. “Fredericksburg Coop is thrilled to be Iowa’s second retail station to offer E15. We see the option of E15 as a win for our customers – both motorists and farmers. And that is a win for us.”

All cars and light duty trucks manufactured after 2001 are approved to use E15 – representing nearly 85 percent of fuel use. To be approved to sell E15, a retailer must register with the EPA. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) works with retailers to ensure they follow all federal and state E15 regulations.

“We’re excited to get the ball rolling again for E15 in Iowa,” added IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “After the first round of retailer approvals the EPA essentially shut down the system for three months. Now the EPA is apparently back on track and Fredericksburg Coop was the first station approved. IRFA believes that Fredericksburg Coop will be the first of many stations to add the option of cheaper, cleaner E15 in 2013.”

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