Growth Energy, the leading voice for U.S. ethanol supporters, has teamed up with Crossroads General Stores to install a Flex Fuel pump in Bowling Green, Mo. The new pump is located at 1001 Business 61 South in Bowling Green, and was installed with assistance from Missouri Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Flex Fuel Pump Program.
“Providing consumers with greater access to ethanol will help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and strengthen our energy security. Growth Energy is pleased to have been able to assist Crossroads General Stores in their efforts and we know Bowling Green residents will appreciate their newfound choice at the pump,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis.
The pump opened in January of 2011 and pumps 800 gallons of ethanol blends each week. To celebrate the grand opening of the pump, Missouri Corn Growers Association gave a $10.00 gift card to everyone who purchased an E-85 or E-30 blend on April 28 or 29. Crossroads General Stores also pumped customers’ fuel for them for free and offered giveaways and promotions on items like coffee, donuts, pizza, chicken, and all kinds of beer, liquor & soda.
“I was excited to install the Flex Fuel pump at this Crossroads General Store, to give that option to my customers and help educate them on ethanol products. I am especially pleased that the pump helps our local farmers – what a perfect opportunity to promote a locally produced product that my neighbors, my family and my customers all had a hand in,” said Crossroads General Stores owner and manager Shelley Wiler. “I was thrilled to have the 2010 E85 and Flex Fuel Pump Program offered by Growth Energy and Missouri Corn Growers. Their input and assistance was essential during this process and the installation and future sales will be a huge success thanks to their guidance.”