JOHNSTON- The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that E85 sales in Iowa increased by 40% percent during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter. According to the Iowa Department of Revenue, sales of E85 by Iowa retailers reached 3,697,199 during April to June. The nearly 3.7 million gallons of E85 sold during the quarter set a new all-time record for Iowa E85 sales.
“Iowans continue to have more E85 fueling options – and they are taking advantage of them in record fashion,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “E85 remains a good bargain – for our pocketbook, our economy, our national security, and our environment.”
Iowa currently has 144 retail outlets offering E85. A list of all the E85 stations can be found at: www.iowarfa.org/ethanol_e85refueling.php <www.iowarfa.org/ethanol_e85refueling.php> .
Retailers wishing to offer E85 may be eligible for a state grant to offset some of the equipment and installation costs. The Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board is taking applications now. For an application, contact Harold Hommes, Iowa Department of Agriculture, at 515-242-6237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.