Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that Growmark FS and Kwik Trip | Kwik Star are the winners of the 2023 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards. The awards were created to recognize fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels.
Secretary’s Ethanol Marketing Award – Growmark FS
Since the 1920s, the Growmark FS (Fast Stop) has been providing fuels across the Midwest. Through those Fast Stop locations, over 4.5 million gallons of refined fuels are sold each year. Fast Stop offers E15 at all 19 locations. At seven of these locations, they offer higher blends of ethanol such as E30 and E85.
Secretary’s Biodiesel Marketing Award – Kwik Trip | Kwik Star
Kwik Trip | Kwik Star has been selling biodiesel in all their diesel gallons in Iowa since 2016. They offer separate diesel islands at over 300 of the 800+ locations across the Midwest. Kwik Trip has embraced including biodiesel blends from 5 percent – 20 percent across Iowa and only purchases biodiesel that meets or exceeds the ASTM D6751 standard and BQ-9000 quality protocol. Since 2020, Kwik Trip has been awarded over 25 biodiesel grants through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program to update existing infrastructure to sell biodiesel blends at locations across Iowa.