[NEWS] USDA and American Lung Association Help Sell More Ethanol
– by Sarah Wyant, June 30, 2016, Agri-Pulse
Another independent gasoline and convenience store chain is embracing ethanol, in part because of USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership Program (BIP) and in part, because of the firm’s commitment to cleaner air.
Illinois dignitaries were in Oak Lawn, Ill. on Tuesday to help Thorntons celebrate one of 43 locations in the state which are being converted to sell both E85 and Unleaded E15 (Thornton’s brand of E15). Visitors from the Illinois General Assembly were on hand to learn about the importance of ethanol to the state’s economy, as well as corn farmers and agribusiness leaders.
And the American Lung Association of Illinois was also participating, offering $2 coupons to attract customers and inform them of the clean air benefits.
“Thorntons’ commitment to ethanol-blended fuels represents a monumental change in renewable fuels marketing and provides consumers with real choices at the pump allowing them to save money and realize greater value in their fuels,” said Jeff Jarboe, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President.
“Illinois Corn commends Thorntons for their vision, investment and commitment to providing additional fuel choices to their customers. They’re providing a low-carbon, high octane choice at the pump that typically comes with a lower price tag, as well. That’s music to everyone’s ears.”