Senator Bill Cunningham recently attended a celebration at the new Oak Lawn, Ill. Thorntons location where the company unveiled its newest fueling options. Following the celebration of the introduction of Thorntons branded E15 and E85 fueling options at the new Chicago area Thorntons station, Growth Energy released a congratulatory statement to the company. The following statement was issued by Emily Skor, Growth Energy CEO:
“We congratulate Thorntons on their work to expand consumer choice at the pump to their customers and we are proud to partner with them through the Prime the Pump initiative. We are equally thankful to senator Cunningham for taking the time to highlight the importance of renewable fuels and for his work to help Illinois consumers get access to E15.
“Ethanol is an American success story that’s giving consumers a choice at the pump for a cleaner, higher-octane, less expensive and homegrown fuel. We commend Thorntons for bringing more fuel options such as E15 and E85 to consumers who are demanding higher performing, lower cost fueling options.”
Growth Energy has led the way by working directly with independent retail chains and Prime the Pump, an organization founded by American ethanol producers to help retailers build out the necessary infrastructure and increase market access of higher blends of ethanol to consumers across the country.