LA CROSSE, Wis. — The E15 club continues to grow with Kwik Trip Corp. adding its name to the docket.
The convenience store operator is aggressively adopting E15 by leveraging existing infrastructure to offer it, according to Growth Energy, which represents the producers and supports of ethanol. Kwik Trip plans to eventually offer E15 at most of its more than 550 locations.
“The list of retailers offering E15 is expanding constantly and we are excited to welcome Kwik Trip as the latest retailer to join Prime the Pump and the impressive group at the forefront of expanding fuel choices for American drivers,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Consumers are seeing the value E15 offers — from burning cleaner and cooler, which is better for engines and the environment, to saving up to 10 cents per gallon each trip at the pump — and we’re thrilled that more and more Americans are having access to it each day.”
E15 is a biofuel that contains 15 percent ethanol. It was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer.
Kwik Trip joins other c-store retailers offering E15, including: Casey’s General Stores, Family Express Corp., Kum & Go LC, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA, Protec Fuels, QuikTrip Corp., RaceTrac Inc., Sheetz Inc. and Thorntons Inc.
Based in La Crosse, Kwik Trip operates more than 550 c-stores and other outlets in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.