Ethanol-blended gasoline will be 10 cents less per gallon on May 5 at 4-Seasons Cooperative in Britton, S.D., during a Yellow Dime Promotion. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) is co-sponsoring the event which will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Motorists who chose ethanol-blended fuels during the promotion will receive one yellow dime back for every gallon of ethanol they purchase. The yellow dimes handed out during the event will circulate throughout the community, showing the impact of corn and ethanol production on the local economy.
4-Seasons Coop has made choosing ethanol at the pumps even easier for motorists by being the first fueling station in South Dakota to install blender pumps which will allow customers to essentially blend their preferred level of ethanol fuel. Each blender pump gives drivers the option of using regular gas, gas with 10, 20, or 30 percent ethanol, and there’s E-85 for flex fuel vehicles. Motorists need only to push the button to select the blend they want.
The Yellow Dime event will allow motorists to save 10 cents a gallon on any ethanol blended fuel. A radio remote will broadcast live during the event and visitors to 4-Seasons Coop can also have a chance to win a Polaris 4-wheeler.
“The Yellow Dime Promotion at 4-Seasons Coop is an excellent way to demonstrate the benefits of ethanol and its impact in local communities. Ethanol is a clean-burning fuel that will lessen our dependence on foreign oil and it’s a good way to keep the farming community strong and healthy,” said Bill Whipple, corn producer from Wilmot, S.D. and board member for the SDCGA.
South Dakota has 11 plants producing ethanol in Scotland, Aberdeen, Huron, Wentworth, Big Stone City, Watertown, Groton, Chancellor, Aurora, Rosholt and Hudson. It is projected that with new plants coming on line and expansions planned, South Dakota will produce an estimated 675 million gallons of ethanol per year by 2007.