Aurora A-Stop To Offer E85 And Other Blended Fuel
by Brooke Robertson (Grant Tribune Sentinel) Construction began on Aurora A-Stop the first week of April and is expected to become operational June 1. The blender pump station, located west of Aurora Cooperative on Highway 61 just north of Grant, will be the only station in the area to offer E85 and other blended fuel.
The 24/7 fueling station will accept Aurora Cooperative fuel cards and major credit cards, and offer higher blends of ethanol, including E85, E30, E15 and E10. High throughput diesel will also be available to get semi-trucks in and out in an expedient manner.
Kevin Sagehorn, Aurora Cooperative vice president of marketing, said their desire to grow their aerial and agronomy business at their Grant location was behind their decision to construct the fueling station.
He said the decision was also customer driven, as many expressed interest in the opportunity of fuel.
The Aurora Cooperative slogan, “Your Corn, Your Ethanol”, is what they preach. Sagehorn said they strive to be a leader in the ethanol industry and their market.
The corn they grow is turned into ethanol at their ethanol plant in Aurora, which goes into their fuel blends that are distributed to customers.
He explained they are expanding their gasoline, fuel and energy business, and trying to move the market to E15 and higher blends of ethanol because they’re good for the environment and the community, and cheaper at the pump with higher octane. READ MORE