Wisconsin Leads the Way in Biofuel Consumption

Renew Fuel Station Sells One Millionth Gallon of E85

MILWAUKEE – Last week, the Renew Fuel Station in Howard, Wisconsin became the second station to sell one million gallons of E85, a fuel containing 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Renew has offered E85 at its Howard station since it first opened in February 2006.

“This milestone shows that Wisconsin is leading the way with biofuel consumption,” said Joshua Morby, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance. “We are proud that this is the second time that a Renew station has sold one million gallons of E85, a clean, renewable fuel that will help improve our environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and build our economy.”

Additionally, Wisconsin is leading the way in E85 consumption. “In the month of May 2008, the entire state of Iowa had 85 stations that provided a total of 492,131 gallons of E85. In that same month, Renew sold a total of 306,321 gallons of E-85 at our 13 stations scattered around Wisconsin,” said Jay Stoflet, Director of Retailing for Renew. “Now with 14 stations open, 2 more under construction, and 4 more pending municipal approval, it won’t be long before we’re selling the same amount of E85 per month as the entire state of Iowa.”

Renew is an independent brand of fuel stations operated by Renew E85, LLC of Oshkosh, WI. The company currently operates 14 stations that sell vehicle fuels for all gasoline vehicles that contain local renewable sources. Existing stations can be found in Appleton/Grand Chute, Berlin, Cedar Grove, Howard, Little Chute, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oostburg, Oshkosh, Sheboygan Falls, Waupun, and Wautoma. More information about Renew fuel stations can be found at www.startwithrenew.com.

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is a diverse group of businesses, environmental groups, and statewide and local organizations that have come together to build both public and legislative awareness of the Bio Industry in Wisconsin.

For more information about the Alliance, or to find out how to join, please visit our website: www.wisconsinbioindustry.com.