ST. PAUL. Feb 23 - The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) and KS95 FM today rewarded drivers who fueled up with E15 at St Paul's Tobasi Stop Minnoco during an hour-long promotion.
From 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, both MBA and KS95 rewarded drivers who switched to E15 with prizes such as $25 in cash, passes to the Minnesota Zoo and Wild Mountain.
KS95 producer, Rudy Pavich, was on site with MBA staff to educate drivers on the benefits of using E15 and hand out prizes. Tobasi Stop Minnoco, located on 809 Selby Ave in St Paul, is one of the newest stations in the Twin Cities to offer E15. There are currently 17 stations in the metro that offer E15.
Today's event is the third time MBA has partnered with KS95 to educate and increase awareness of the benefits of using E15. Both MBA and KS95 had previously teamed up to promote E15 to drivers in Richfield and the Highland Service Minnoco station in St Paul.
"This is the third consecutive month where we have gone to a station with KS95 to directly engage with drivers and educate them on the benefits of using E15. Drivers are interested in using a fuel that has a high octane, is cheaper than regular unleaded gas, better for the environment and beneficial to Minnesota's economy," said Tim Rudnicki, MBA's executive director.
In 2015, a record 3.09 million gallons of E15 was sold in Minnesota, nearly 12 times the amount sold in 2014. The volume recorded in December last was 527,574 gallons, a new monthly record and represented the second straight month in 2015 when E15 monthly sales breached 500,000 gallons.