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    Western Convenience Expands E85 Options in Colorado

    With the company's latest opening, locations to fill up with the alternative fuel total 36.

    THORNTON, Colo. -- Western Convenience Stores, operator of 31 c-stores based in Centennial, Colo., opened the state's 36th E85 pump here, along with partners including the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), the Governor's Biofuels Coalition, Regional Air Quality Council and General Motors, CattleNetwork.com reported.

    "The CCGA has been involved in the advancement of renewable fuels for decades," Mark Sponsler, CEO of the CCGA, told the Web site. "It is great to have partners that are committed to making a difference for cleaner air and renewable energy. It's also clear that consumers are tired of dependence on foreign oil and want to start making changes. The consumer demand is growing for new choices, such as cleaner burning, renewable, and domestic-sourced ethanol at the pump and we're giving them yet another choice."

    To celebrate the opening of the location, the new pump in Thornton, Colo., offered E85 for $0.85 per gallon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19., the report stated.

    The new E85 pump is part of Western Convenience's plan to install a total of 15 E85 pump locations. As part of the plan, CCGA will provide a portion of the infrastructure dollars needed through a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant, which will fund five of the locations, the report stated. In addition, the Governor's Biofuels Coalition is providing funding to assist the installation of 10 other locations, according to the report.

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