e85 spreads to brighten colo

Combined effort of several groups leads to more momentum for the corn-based fuel.

Brighton, Colo. is being introduced to its first E85 ethanol-blend gas site, thanks to Western Convenience Stores.

The new site is the 22nd E85 fueling site location in Colorado, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report. The station is the result of the combined efforts of several environmentally friendly E85 supporters, like the Governor’s Biofuels Coalition, Colorado Corn Growers Association, the Regional Air Quality Council and General Motors.

“It is great to finally have partners that are committed to making a difference for cleaner air and renewable energy,” Mark Sponslor, CEO of Greeley-based Colorado Corn told the Report. “It’s also clear that consumers are tired of foreign oil dependence and want to start making changes. Pump openings like this are important early steps in the revolution.”

Western Convenience has plans to install a total of 15 E85 pump locations across the state. According to the Report, funding is being provided by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant through Colorado Corn for five of the locations, while the Biofuels Coalition will provide funding to help convert pumps at 10 other locations.


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