New Bern Crown Express Mart to Open First E85 & Biodiesel Station in Raleigh



 WHO:  Kargo Corp., via its Crown Express Mart; the North Carolina Solar   Center at N.C. State University and Protec Fuel, welcome TWO cleaner-burning renewable fuels  to the capital with the kick-off of Raleigh’s first  commercial fuel station offering both E85 and B20 biodiesel.


WHAT:  Ribbon cutting and kick-off celebration with Renewable Fuels Association $.85 fuel (for 85 minutes) promotion


WHEN:  November 16, 2011  3:00 PM-4:30 PM


WHERE:  Crown Express Mart – 1210 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC 27610

WHY:  By being produced in the United States, renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel support domestic economic development while reducing harmful transportation related emissions.



  • Kokila Amin, Secretary, Kargo Corp.
  • Rosa Gill, North Carolina House
  • Ward Lenz, State Energy Division Director, N.C. Dept. of Commerce
  • Jim Trogden,  Chief Operating Officer,  N.C. Dept. of Transportation


PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:    3:00-3:30 speakers, 3:30 -4:30 ribbon cutting followed directly by fuel promotion with colorfully wrapped E85 compatible flex fuel vehicles fueling with E85  for $.85 per gallon, including “Zymobile” from Novozymes. Additional representatives: Congressman Brad Miller’s office, Biofuels Center of North Carolina, and N.C. Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Science.


About the North Carolina Solar Center

Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), works closely with state and local government and the renewable energy industry. It manages and maintains the NCSU Solar House and serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through research and demonstration, technical assistance, education, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a resource providing financial incentives and policies. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center and the clean transportation program visit:


About Protec Fuel

Protec Fuel is a turnkey E85 company based out of Boca Raton, Fla., who supplies the fuel and conducted installation of the E85 station,

Contact: Anne Tazewell, N.C. Solar Center, 919—619-0185,

Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8320,