Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance: New highway signs highlight E85 stations

Contact: Joshua Morby 414.791.9120

MILWAUKEE – With the summer travel season underway, Wisconsin motorists now have new information when determining where to fill up their tanks. Because of efforts led by a number of groups around Wisconsin, highway information signs will now alert motorists to exits that have stations offering E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

“This is great news for the more than 140,000 drivers on Wisconsin roadways with flex fuel vehicles capable of using E85,” said Joshua Morby, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance.

The first signs highlighting exits with E85 stations were installed May 14 along Interstate 90 in Wisconsin Dells. Additional signs are scheduled to be installed later this summer near Kenosha, Rhinelander, Stanley, and Beaver Dam. The project has been coordinated by the American Lung Association in Wisconsin.

“As motorists take to the roads, it is important to provide them with information on where they can fill up their tanks with E85, a fuel made right here in Wisconsin. On average, E85 is over 21 percent cheaper than regular unleaded gasoline, so this information will certainly help drivers save money as they travel this summer,” said Morby.

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: http://www.wisconsinbioindustry.com.