Thorntons to Offer E15 in Chicago

Great news for our friends in Chicago!

Thorntons, a Louisville-based fuel retailer with 184 stores in six states, announced that it will offer Unleaded15, Thorntons’ branded E15 fueling option, to its guests at all 43 Chicago-area stores beginning this March.

E15 contains up to 15 percent ethanol and up to 85 percent gasoline. The EPA has approved the use of E15 in model year 2001 or newer cars, light duty trucks, SUVs, and Flex Fuel vehicles. That’s more than 80 percent of the cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today! E15 typically costs less than regular unleaded fuel, offers improved engine performance and reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Unleaded15 offers a great value to our Chicago guests, and supports our desire to provide the best possible fuel options,” stated Jeff Gallic, Vice President of Fuel Supply.

By adding E15 to the fuel lineup, retailers like Thorntons are committing to consumer choice and supporting a homegrown, high-performance fuel.

This spring, Thorntons will join more than 175 retail stations already offering. In the nearly 20 cities rolling out E15, offering a cleaner gasoline may help reduce smog levels allowing Americans to breathe cleaner air. Additional E15 pumps are being added regularly — tell your local station you want to fill-up with E15, too!

Congressman Ashford Visits Green Plains' Omaha Office

U.S. Congressman Brad Ashford, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska, visited the Omaha office on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 29.

During his visit to the Omaha office, Rep. Ashford met with Green Plains’ management team, including our CEO Todd Becker. Rep. Ashford expressed support for our growing Company and was happy to see that our growth will move the headquarters to a new Omaha location.

Rep. Ashford finished his visit by talking with Omaha employees about his passion for representing Nebraska’ 2nd District, his commitment to veterans and his work to ensure the growth of Nebraska businesses, including Green Plains.

In Congress, Rep. Ashford has been a staunch supporter of Nebraska’s ethanol industry and the RFS. Last September, he was awarded Growth Energy’s “Fueling Growth” award to recognize his ethanol leadership in Congress.

Green Plains is excited to announce the launch of! Targeted for job seekers, the careers site showcases our company, its culture, and career opportunities. The theme of this site is “Here We Grow Again” to recognize our company’s ongoing commitment to growth, as well as personal growth, that can be experienced in a career with Green Plains. Check out the new site and here we grow again!

FFA Feeds the Farmers in Ord

Members of the Ord FFA chapter handed out rolls, coffee and sack lunches this October as part of their  “Feed the Farmer” campaign at Green Plains Ord.

Halle Ramsey, President of the Ord chapters said, “We felt it was important to take time to appreciate the agricultural members in our local community because without their support, our FFA chapter would not be able to take advantage of so many fantastic opportunities. We feel very blessed to be a part of this community, so we just wanted to give back. We wanted them to know that we appreciate all they do, not only for our FFA chapter, but for the agriculture industry and the world as a whole.”

Green Plains proudly supports FFA and thanks them for the investment in America's agricultural future!

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