COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – To celebrate the Grand Opening of the ninth E85 fueling station in Colorado Springs, for two hours on Wednesday, July 25, owners of flex-fuel vehicles can fill up at the Kum & Go location in Colorado Springs for 85 cents a gallon.
The Grand Opening event for the Kum & Go at 2190 Vickers Drive in Colorado Springs will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is brought to you by Kum & Go, Colorado Corn and the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition.
“Kum & Go is a leader in biofuels with 95 locations with E85 and 69 biodiesel locations in 11 states,” said Matt Chase, retail fuels manager for the company. “We have nine E85 locations in Colorado and have plans for even more by the end of 2012.”
E85 is a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent regular gasoline that can be used in flex-fuel vehicles to reduce emissions and support a domestically produced (and domestically grown) renewable resource.
“We are excited to be a partner with Kum & Go in this venture,” said Mark Sponsler, Colorado Corn executive director. “The support they have shown for ethanol demonstrates a commitment to our environment and our country.”
Radio stations 94.3 KILO and 103.9 RXP will be hosting live remote broadcasts from the event which will also feature experts on-hand to provide information about using alternative fuels in fleets or for personal use.
About The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee
The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research, and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations at www.coloradocorn.com .
About Kum & Go, L.C.
Kum & Go has maintained 50+ years of dedicated community commitment, each year sharing 10% of its profits with charitable and educational causes. Kum & Go is the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the United States. Founded on exceptional customer service, Kum & Go is a pioneer in the convenience store industry. The family-owned company began in 1959, in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). Thanks to the efforts of its more than 4,000 associates, Kum & Go convenience stores continue to lead the industry in customer service and convenience. In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the well-known Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks.
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