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Secretary Naig Presents 2024 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to Hy-Vee and Reif Oil Company

 
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig (left) presents the Secretary's Renewable Fuels Marketing Award for Ethanol to Joel Allen (middle) and Joe Weber (right), both of Hy-Vee.

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 9, 2024) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2024 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to two fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels within Iowa. Secretary Naig presented the ethanol marketing award to Hy-Vee and the biodiesel marketing award to Reif Oil Company during the FUELIowa legislative conference held today in Des Moines.

“Many Iowa families are like mine with multiple drivers on the road, and I know it makes a big difference to a family budget to be able to access lower cost fuel options, including higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel,” said Secretary Naig. “Not only are we proudly leading the nation in ethanol and biodiesel production, but we have many great retailers across the state, including Hy-Vee and Reif Oil Company, who are providing consumers with more options and significant cost savings on every fill-up of these homegrown biofuels.”

Secretary’s Ethanol Marketing Award –  Hy-Vee
Iowa-based Hy-Vee first started selling ethanol products in 1997, when it opened its first fueling station in Muscatine. Since 2018, the company has added E85/E15 fuel options to each new and updated location, providing consumers with a lower cost and lower carbon option. Today, Hy-Vee has 191 Fast & Fresh stores in eight Midwestern states selling ethanol blended fuels that may include E15, E30, E85, 87 E10, 89 E10, 91 E10 and 93 E10. Eighty-five Fast & Fresh stores are located in Iowa, with 21 of the stations selling E85 and 18 selling E15. Hy-Vee has participated in the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which is administered by the Department, and has eight sites approved for ethanol equipment upgrades to offer E15. Hy-Vee is currently in the process of applying for 10 additional USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) 2024 grants.

Secretary’s Biodiesel Marketing Award – Reif Oil Company
Reif Oil Company, which is headquartered in Burlington, was founded in 1978. Since then, the company has taken significant steps to add increasingly more biodiesel options to its retail and wholesale portfolio – including offerings through Reif’s Fast Break convenience stores located in Westland, West Burlington, Iowa City, Mediapolis, Muscatine, Mount Pleasant and Fort Madison. In addition to biodiesel distribution at its company-owned stores, Reif Oil is proud to supply its dealer network throughout Iowa, Illinois and Missouri with biodiesel produced in the state of Iowa. Reif Oil offers seasonal biodiesel blends of up to B20 to its retail and wholesale customers in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, and has incorporated on-site and off-site blending facilities into its store and wholesale portfolio.

 

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