E85 for 85

Kum & Go celebrates grand opening of ninth E85 fueling station in Colorado Springs

Published in CSP Daily News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- To celebrate the grand opening of the ninth E85 fueling station in Colorado Springs, Colo., for two hours on Wednesday, July 25, owners of flex-fuel vehicles could fill up at the Kum & Go location in Colorado Springs for 85 cents a gallon.

"Kum & Go is a leader in biofuels with 95 locations with E85 and 69 biodiesel locations in 11 states," said Matt Chase, retail fuels manager for the company. "We have nine E85 locations in Colorado and have plans for even more by the end of 2012."

The event was sponsored by Colorado Corn and the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition.

"We are excited to be a partner with Kum & Go in this venture," said Mark Sponsler, Colorado Corn executive director. "The support they have shown for ethanol demonstrates a commitment to our environment and our country."

Radio stations 94.3 KILO and 103.9 RXP hosted live remote broadcasts from the event, which also featured experts on-hand to provide information about using alternative fuels in fleets or for personal use.

Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, Kum & Go LC entered Colorado in 1988 and recently opened its first store in Colorado Springs. Kum & Go has 40 locations across Colorado and employs more than 372 associates.

The family-owned company began in 1959, in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks.