Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that Casey’s General Stores and Quick Oil Company are the 2019 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. The awards were created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to recognize fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels.
“Casey’s and Quick Oil Company have shown great leadership and commitment to marketing our homegrown renewable fuels. I am very proud to recognize the investment they have made to not only our renewable fuels industry, but the environment and Iowa economy as well,” Naig said.
The Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards recognize businesses that market the renewable fuels they have available through creative efforts including hosting special events highlighting renewable fuels, development of creative signage, initiation of new advertisements or marketing efforts, and dramatically increasing renewable fuel availability.
The winners will be recognized during the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 15. The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI) is a non-profit state trade association serving the needs of independent petroleum marketers and convenience store owners throughout the state.
“Fuel marketers allow consumers to access ethanol and biodiesel blends produced right here in Iowa. Our state is a national leader in renewable fuels production, and we are very fortunate that many retailers are making significant investments to provide their customers with increased access to renewable fuels,” Naig said.