The crowd attending Tuesday's Grand Opening at the Cenex station in Holstein was treated to food and drink. Photo by Dan Whitney
HOLSTEIN - The Cenex E-85 fuel station in Holstein, owned by Galva-Holstein Ag, LLC, had its Grand opening on Tuesday, May 5 - three years to the day after Galva-Holstein Ag opened its first E-85 station, located in Galva.
The company also operates an E-85 station in Ida Grove - the only three such stations in this area. The new station is located at 211 North Main Street in Holstein Galva Holstein Ag is proud to offer E85, E30, E10, and unleaded gasoline, as well as B2 and B5 blends of biodiesel to motorists 24 hours a day at this cardtrol facility. Ethanol is purchased from Quad County Corn Processors, and biodiesel is purchased from Maple River Energy.
Lunch, co-sponsored by American National Bank and the Ida County Farm Bureau, was served from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tiesday, and more than 350 people enjoyed the food and fellowship - not to mention the $1.30/gallon E-85 for their flex fuel vehicles.
A customer fills up at the Cenex E-85 station at Holstein. Photo by Dan Whitney
Special guests included Nathan Vander Plaats from Senator Tom Harkin's office; Lucy Norton from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association; Jen Barglof from the Iowa Soybean Association; Brian Crowe from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence; Dave Ehlers and Wayne Brinks from Congressman Steve King's office; Brian Peterson from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board; Dennis Lansink, Klint Cork and other members of the Ida County Farm Bureau; Ida County Extension; Ida County Economic Development; local businesses partners; Galva Holstein Ag board members, as well as many other distinguished guests. Vollmar Motors, a Holstein auto dealership, displayed flexible fuel vehicles that can use ethanol and biodiesel blends.
The Sign (Almost) Says It All - photo by Dan Whitney
Galva Holstein Ag Energy Dept. Manager Gary Brosamle has said that U.S. car manufacturers have a goal of having 50% of their new vehicles be flex-fuel vehicles by 2012.
For more information about E-85 and flex fuels, go to www.galvaholsteinag.com.