Wisconsin’s corn growers and the American Lung Association in Wisconsin are promoting the benefits of clean air and clean fuels through consumer promotions this summer. The outreach will highlight the benefits of ethanol-blended fuel.
“May is Clean Air Month, and a good opportunity to remind Wisconsin drivers that their choice of fuel can help to improve air quality and lung health,” said Danielle Clark, Clean Air Coordinator for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. “Using ethanol-blended fuels in a flex fuel vehicle not only supports Wisconsin’s farmers, it also provides environmental and health benefits to everyone, thanks to reduced emissions.”
“Ethanol fuel is a tremendous success story as a clean, renewable and locally-produced fuel,” said Casey Kelleher, president of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA). “By corn growers teaming with the American Lung Association in Wisconsin and its Clean Air Choice® message, we will promote the benefits and availability of ethanol-blended fuel to improve air quality and lung health in Wisconsin.”
The American Lung Association in Wisconsin recognizes E85 (fuel with up to 85 percent ethanol) as a Clean Air Choice® fuel that Wisconsin flex fuel vehicle drivers can make today to reduce their impact on the air quality and lung health.
The American Lung Association in Wisconsin will hold five E85 promotions with flex fuel vehicle drivers with United Cooperative Cenex stations in May and June, offering E85 for 85 cents off per gallon and E30 for 30 cents off per gallon during a limited time. Those events will be May 26 in Beaver Dam, June 9 in Reedsburg, June 16 in Poynette, June 23 in Baraboo and June 30 in Hustisford. For times and locations visit www.CleanAirChoice.org.
The WCGA will hold an “Ethanol Night at the Races” at the Jefferson Speedway on June 11 to promote the renewable and clean air benefits of ethanol fuel. The evening will spotlight the National Ethanol Short-Track Championship sponsored by American Ethanol SuperTruck Series. The race will feature several SuperTrucks using E-98, or 98 percent ethanol in the racing fuel.
The ALA-WI and WCGA will also conduct social media outreach on the air quality and renewable benefits of ethanol. The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board is a sponsor of the international Fuel Ethanol Workshop that will be held in Milwaukee June 20-23.