Tag: E85

Corn Update and Corn Matters: Surging E85 Sales and Farmfest Preview

This week’s Corn Matters interview on the Red River Farm Network covers the rising sales of E85 in Minnesota this summer with Bob Moffitt from the American Lung Association of Minnesota’s Clean Air Choice Team.

On Corn Update on the Linder Farm Network, Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) president Tom Haag previews what MCGA will have at this year’s Farmfest, set for Aug.

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High Gas Prices Driving More Minnesotans to Choose E85 This Summer

As Minnesotans deal with another summer of high gas prices, E85 has become more and more popular.

According to Bob Moffitt from the American Lung Association of Minnesota’s Clean Air Choice team, E85 sales were up 28 percent in Minnesota during June of this year compared to June of 2012.

One reason for the increased interest in E85 – a fuel blend of up to 85 percent ethanol and gasoline – is price.

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Ethanol Powers Minnesota Stock Car Driver to Jam the Stands Victory in Alexandria

Justin Vogel needed to pass 15 other cars in order to win the street stock feature race at Viking Speedway in Alexandria on Saturday, July 27. One by one, Vogel and his ethanol-powered yellow No. 10 Brooten Auto car roared past the other drivers and cruised into victory lane.

It was Vogel’s fourth win of the season. This victory came on Jam the Stands night with several Minnesota corn farmers at the track promoting clean,

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