Minnoco to add 18 stations offering E15 and other higher ethanol blends

E15 and E30 in Minnesota

This photo is from a ceremony that opened the first E15 pump in Minnesota during the fall of 2013.

It’s about to get easier to find E15 and other fuels blended with higher amounts of clean, renewable and homegrown ethanol in the Twin Cities.

Minnoco has announced that 18 locations plan to switch to the Minnoco brand and offer consumers more choices the pump beyond regular gasoline.

Last fall, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association was part of a coalition that helped bring E15 — a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline — to Minnesota at four new Minnoco locations in the Twin Cities metro area.

Eventually, three more stations were added. Soon, the total number of Minnoco station’s offering more choices at the pump will be 25.

From a news release announcing the expansion:

Leveraging existing convenience store and automotive repair locations in many cases, retail owners are moving away from a branded oil contract into the independent brand of Minnoco. “With Minnoco, I’m able to offer E15 as a more competitive fuel to my customers at a much lower price vs. regular,” explained Rick Bohnen, president of Minnoco and owner of Penn Minnoco. “This is a better business model for me because it significantly reduces my operational costs vs. branded fuels and I’m able to pass the savings on to consumers.”

You can read the full news release here.

Did you like this article?

Share this post with your friends!