Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott wins 2018 Biodiesel Marketing Award

By Ron Kotrba | January 15, 2018

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, has been awarded the 2018 Biodiesel Marketing Award by Bill Northey, the state’s agriculture secretary. Kwik Trip Inc. won a companion 2018 Ethanol Marketing Award. The awards were created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to recognize fuel marketers going above and beyond to promote and sell renewable fuels. The winners were announced and recognized during the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines Jan. 9. 

“Kwik Trip and the Iowa 80 Truckstop have both made marketing renewable fuels a central part of the business,” Northey said, “and it is great to recognize the commitment and investment they have made to do it successfully.”

Iowa 80 Truckstop began offering biodiesel in 2002. The company received a state grant to install equipment to carry biodiesel, and today it offers biodiesel blends from B11 to B20 year-round. Located on Interstate 80 about 10 miles west of Davenport, Iowa, the station is billed as the world’s largest truck stop. Both the Iowa Biodiesel Board and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association nominated Iowa 80 Truckstop for the award.

“Kwik Trip and the Iowa 80 Truckstop have helped lead the way towards widespread consumer access to renewable fuels,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “They are market leaders and move serious amounts of ethanol and biodiesel to the benefit of their customers, biofuel producers and Iowa farmers. IRFA congratulates them on their well-deserved recognition.”


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