High Octane 10% Ethanol at the Buffalo Chip

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Buffalo Chip Campground fueling station in Sturgis, SD

Motorcycle riders – and all motorists – traveling around Sturgis, S.D., can now fuel up 24 hours a day with 93 octane, 10% ethanol thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), which has donated a permanent fueling station to the Buffalo Chip Campground.

RFA VP of Industry Relations Robert White says they have partnered with the Buffalo Chip since 2009 to help educate motorcyclists about ethanol during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but this new fueling station will keep that going year round. “Motorcycle owners are typically looking for high octane, and ethanol helps provide that,” said White. “The Buffalo Chip is the only location in the area that offers 93 octane. The 93 is achieved by adding 10% ethanol to standard 91 octane premium, and thanks to the cost savings of ethanol, 93 octane is actually cheaper than 91 octane.”

RFA’s partnership with the Buffalo Chip has been fostered by the strong support of owner Rod Woodruff. “We are excited about this new addition and the ability to offer fuel to the public thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association,” said Woodruff. “It will be one more service we can provide while helping set the record straight on ethanol.”

RFA has been offering 10% ethanol for motorcyclists at the campground with Free Fuel Happy Hours during the Sturgis rally, so White says the new fueling station will make that effort a lot easier this year. “We’ll be doing it at an actual gas station, so it will be a unique experience, but we are very excited to see how many motorcycles we can get through in those three hours each day,” said White. The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be held August 4-13. Watch the video below to see more.

White talks about about the partnership in this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast: Ethanol Report on Sturgis E10 Station

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