CLEVELAND, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What would you do for $1,000 worth of free fuel? The National FlexFuel Vehicle (FFV) Campaign is betting drivers in Ohio will check their fuel doors, gas caps, and especially their vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if they are a winner. The National FFV Awareness Campaign is partnering with national, state and local organizations to launch the Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign today at the Cleveland Auto Show. The Campaign's mission is to locate, educate and motivate FlexFuel Vehicle (FFV) owners to find and use higher blends of ethanol to meet the national Renewable Fuel Standard.
Douglas A. Durante said, "With rising tension in the Middle East and gasoline prices to match, FFV owners are going to be the nation's first line of defense during the next oil shortage and/or price spike." FFV owners will have the option to use up to 85% ethanol in their FFVs while also supporting Ohio's #1 economic engine – agriculture. Ohio has a large population of FFVs, ethanol production, a strong agricultural sector, numerous federal fleets, and automakers making FFVs. "If economic development does not get everyone's interest, we hope the $1,000 in free fuel will. These are trying times for our nation and we think FFV owners will want to try some higher blends of ethanol," said Mr. Durante, Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Foundation, the group spearheading the National FFV Awareness Campaign.
POET Biorefining is one of the primary ethanol producers in Ohio and is sponsoring the Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign's $500 and $1,000 "FFV Awareness FlexFuel Giveaway" drawing. Attendees of the Cleveland Auto Show stopping by the Campaign booth will have the opportunity to register to win $20 E85/Ethanol Gift Cards. After the event the Ohio FFV Awareness team will continue to work with FFV dealers, E85 retailers, and other stakeholders to launch the $1,000 FlexFuel grand prize project. According to Mike Bishop, General Manager, POET Biorefining and Vice President of Ohio Ethanol Producers, "Many people don't even realize that they have the option to use cleaner, American-made ethanol within their FlexFuel vehicles (FFV's)," Bishop said. "This campaign changes that. If given the opportunity, I know even more U.S. drivers will choose to support American jobs and renewable energy by fueling up their FFVs with ethanol." See Complete Press Release
SOURCE Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign