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Syngenta, Growth Energy partnering to promote E15 at the American Ethanol E15 250

06.23.17

  • Since 2011, NASCAR race car drivers have driven more than 10 million miles on Sunoco Green E15
  • The American Ethanol E15 250 is an opportunity for fans to witness the performance benefits of ethanol under demanding conditions
  • E15 currently sold at more than 800 retail outlets across 29 states, with expansion expected to double
  • American drivers have surpassed 1 billion miles on E15
MINNETONKA, Minn., USA, – Syngenta and Growth Energy are once again working with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value of E15 at the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. The race, which will be held on June 24, 2017, marks the fifth year of this partnership.
 
Established by Growth Energy, American ethanol drives performance on and off the racetrack with clean-burning, performance-boosting ethanol blends, like E15. A low-cost, high-octane fuel, Sunoco® Green E15™ has powered NASCAR for 10 million miles of competitive racing. E15 has done the same for 1 billion miles for American drivers. 
 
“Ethanol is a renewable, homegrown biofuel made from plants and is already in 97 percent of gasoline sold today,” said Ron Wulfkuhle, head of Enogen at Syngenta. “With E15, drivers across the country have a great and more affordable choice at the pump.
 
“The American Ethanol E15 250 is an excellent opportunity for sharing the story and benefits of Earth-friendly American ethanol with consumers. Syngenta is pleased to once again be working with Iowa Speedway, Growth Energy and the FFA in supporting the ethanol industry through our sponsorship of this signature event,” Wulfkuhle said.
 
Enogen® corn enzyme technology helps to enhance ethanol production and make ethanol even more sustainable. Syngenta is working with a growing number of ethanol plants to expand the opportunity for growers. By the end of 2017, Syngenta anticipates more than 200 million bushels of Enogen corn will have been grown on more than 1 million acres, contributed to nearly 4.5 billion gallons of ethanol produced, and resulted in approximately $60 million in premiums paid to growers. 
 
Earlier this year, Syngenta announced a $340,000 donation to the Prime the Pump Fund. Prime the Pump is helping high-volume, progressive-minded and industry-leading fuel retailers, who will demonstrate the performance, cost savings and profit opportunity of marketing higher ethanol blends, such as E15.
 
“We are thrilled to have such great partners in Syngenta and look forward to showcasing ethanol’s incredible benefits at the race,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “E15 delivers unmatched value in terms of better performance, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and savings at the pump.”

Members of the Twin Cedars FFA Chapter in Bussey, Iowa, will be canvassing Iowa Speedway racegoers prior to the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen on June 24. Their goal is to increase awareness for the benefits of E15 and raise money to support Prime the Pump. Funds raised will be matched by Syngenta, and Twin Cedars members will earn money for their local chapter.

“Engaging the public about ethanol and renewable fuels is a good opportunity for my students,” said Miranda Johnson, advisor of the Twin Cedars FFA Chapter. “They are the future and they understand the importance of conservation and preservation of our land and resources – and the vital role farmers play in feeding and fueling our country.”
 
About Syngenta
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit
www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.
 
About American Ethanol
American Ethanol drives performance on and off the racetrack with clean-burning, performance boosting ethanol blends, like E15. A low-cost, high-octane fuel, E15 has powered NASCAR for 10 million miles of competitive racing and more than 1 billion miles for American drivers. Ethanol delivers winning performance time and time again while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing toxic additives in our fuel. Learn more about American Ethanol at
www.AmericanEthanolRacing.com, follow us on Twitter @AmericanEthanol, Instagram @AmericanEthanol or connect with us on Facebook. Visit www.GetEthanol.com to learn more about the benefits of ethanol.
 
Media Contacts:
Michelle Arntzen
612.656.8570
michelle.arntzen@syngenta.com
 
Chris Hogan
202.545.4025
chogan@growthenergy.org
 
Brad Bremer
212.697.2600
bbremer@gscommunications.com
 
 
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