Minneapolis, Aug 16 – The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today at the Bobby & Steve’s on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights to promote E15.
As a bonus, drivers who chose E15 during the hour-long promotion from 12 pm to 1 pm were rewarded with prizes that included tickets to the MN Twins, St Paul Saints, $20 in cash, tickets to the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America, gift cards to Seven Steakhouse, gift cards to Applebee’s and KS95 merchandise.
“By using E15, consumers save at the pump, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost Minnesota’s economy and make America more energy independent,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of MN Biofuels.
During the promotion, KS95’s personality, Rudy Pavich, and MN Biofuels staff were at the station educating drivers on the various benefits of using E15.
Today’s promotion was the ninth time MN Biofuels and KS95 have teamed up this year at a fuel station in the Twin Cities metro this year to educate drivers on the benefits of using E15.
“Today’s event was the fourth E15 promotion we’ve organized this summer. More miles are driven in the summer and with the summertime Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) ban on E15 over, these events are a unique opportunity for us to talk to drivers about the benefits of using E15,” Rudnicki said.
In June this year, 6.29 million gallons of E15 was sold in Minnesota, the highest ever recorded for the month of June following the end of the EPA’s summertime RVP ban on E15.
Cumulatively, the total volume of E15 sold in Minnesota in the first half of 2019 amounted to 36.6 million gallons.