PO Box 1146
Salida, CO USA  81201
(719) 539-0300
Fax: (719) 539-0301


BBI International... Your Biofuels Resource


Event Calendar

World Biofuels Symposium
November 13-15, 2005
Beijing, China

2nd Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
December 13-15, 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by:
Candadian Renewable Fuels Association

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2006
February 5-8, 200
San Diego, California
National Biodiesel Board

11th Annual National Ethanol Conference: "Policy & Marketing"
February 20-22, 200
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sponsored by:
Renewable Fuels Association

22nd Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
June 20-23, 200
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Join our
Email Subscription List

Select your topics of interest for regular and timely updates - control your subscriptions and unsubscribe anytime

Complete Listing of Upcoming Events

Event History

Free Booklet Download:
Fuel Ethanol: A Technological Evolution



Posted on  

December 5, 2002

Red River Valley is Home to Newest Minnesota E85 Fueling Station

The Breck Amoco in Breckinridge is now the 70th station in Minnesota selling E85 to the general public. The American Lung Association of Minnesota (ALAMN) thanked station-owner Clint Conzemius for being the first in the Wahpeton-Breckinridge area to offer the clean-burning, high-octane, renewable alternative fuel that is 85 percent corn-based ethanol.

"We are very excited," said Conzemius. "We think our dividends are going to come in the form of being pro-agriculture...we want to really demonstrate to people where we stand, that we know where our business comes from."

Breck Amoco began pumping E85 on Friday, Nov. 22, and the renewable fuel has made up about three percent of total sales in its first few days. But Conzemius feels confident the trade will grow, between promotions like the one with ALAMN, and his ability to sell E85 at 15 cents less than regular unleaded gasoline. The station installed all new equipment, and invested close to $40,000 for a new underground storage tank, sensors, piping, lines and a pump. The station buried the storage tank on Sept 10 and took delivery of 5,100 gallons of E85 from Chippewa Valley Ethanol Coop right away.

On December 4, working with ALAMN, Breck Amoco will send out 650 flyers to area farmers on both sides of the Red River, alerting them to this latest spot where E85 customers can refuel. The mailing will include a map of all 70 Minnesota E85 fueling sites, and at Conzemius' request, will also include four close-by E85 sites in North Dakota.

"We wanted to promote buy-in from people on both sides of the river," said Conzemius.

Currently, more than 85,000 cars in Minnesota are capable of filling up with E85, according to Tim Gerlach, director of outdoor air programs for ALAMN. The growing number of flexible fuel vehicles is spurring greater interest among gas station owners, with another ten stations now considering installing E85 pumps.

Conzemius has partnered with Wallie Hardie, a member of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Board, to make presentations to area agri-businesses and governmental units, to make a pitch for adding flexible fuel vehicles - capable of using E85 - to their vehicle fleets. Signs and banners at the Amoco station educate drivers who come through about E85. Next, Conzemius plans to meet with local car dealers, to help them educate the driving public about E85.

Source: Minnesota Corn Growers


Other News

Click here to see previously posted News items in our Archive

BBI Store

BBI International
Project Development

Multi Client Study:

More information and contents

BBI Online Store


Biodiesel Industry Directory Online:
View it FREE!


Home | Company Info | International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show | Biofuels Recruiting | BBI Media

Biofuels Project Development - Biofuels Conference & Event Planning - BBI Media - Biofuels Recruiting

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
Remainder of content Copyright © 2005 BBI International.