Plymouth, April 24 – The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion at the Holiday station on County Road 24 in Plymouth.
From 12 pm – 1 pm, MBA and KS95 rewarded 25 drivers who switched to E15 from regular unleaded.
Among the prizes given included $20 in cash, tickets to the Minnesota Zoo and KS95 merchandise.
KS95 personality, Adam “Crisco” Zalusky and MBA staff were at the Holiday in Plymouth educating drivers on the benefits of using E15 during the promotion.
“More and more consumers are eagerly switching to E15. It’s cheaper than regular unleaded, has more octane, is better for the environment and made right here in Minnesota,” said Tim Rudnicki, MBA’s executive director.
Today's event is the second time both MBA and KS95 have teamed up this year to educate and reward drivers on the benefits of using E15. Earlier this month, MBA and KS95 were at Highland Service Minnoco in St Paul.
E15 sales have been rapidly increasing as more stations have begun offering the fuel, which is also branded as Unleaded Plus and has an octane rating of 88.
There are currently over 100 stations offering E15 in the state with over 30 in just the Twin Cities metro area.
In just the first two months of 2017, 1.68 million gallons of E15 have been sold in Minnesota, which is nearly a third of the volume sold in 2016.