Raleigh drivers get personal pit stop from legendary NASCAR fueler ‘Gasman Choc’

Drivers can fill up with E85 at $2.85/gallon

 
 
WHO:

Danny “Chocolate” Myers, legendary NASCAR gasman, and Curator, Richard Childress Racing Museum

Chris Bender, Director, Government and Public Affairs, Novozymes

Marcy Bauer, Engineering Extension Specialist, North Carolina Solar Center

Kokila Amin, Secretary, KarGO Corp

 
 

WHAT:

Legendary NASCAR gasman and host of Tradin’ Paint, (the popular racing show on Sirius-XM NASCAR 90), “Chocolate” Myers will pump patrons’ E85 ( 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) fuel, sign autographs and help raise awareness about flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) and renewable fuels for E(arth)-85 Day. The station will offer E85 at $2.85/gallon and have several new FFVs on display including the public unveiling of the new Novozymes ‘Zymobile’ – a colorfully-wrapped Dodge Charger promoting advanced biofuels made using the Franklinton, North Carolina company’s enzyme technology. FFVs are capable of operating on E85, gasoline or any blend in between.

The first two patrons to fill up after 11:00 a.m. will be awarded a pair of tickets to the NASCAR Charlotte race over Memorial Day Weekend, courtesy of Novozymes.
 
 
WHEN:

Friday, April 20, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 
 
WHERE:

Crown Express Mart
1210 New Bern Ave, Raleigh

 
 
WHY:

April 16-22 is Earth Week, with April 22 celebrated as Earth Day. As gas prices continue to climb higher into the peak driving season, consumers need to know they have a choice today at the pump. American-made biofuels can have between 60-90% less CO2 emissions than gasoline, generally help reduce the price of a gallon of gasoline, and E85 capable flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) are available today at no extra cost to take advantage of using this high blend of ethanol fuel.

Auto manufacturers are offering over 60 FFVs makes and models in 2012 and have pledged to increase production annually. According to RL Polk in 2011 there were over 236,000 FFVs in North Carolina. There are currently 20 service stations in the state that offer the high blend of renewable fuel. The Crown Express Mart is the only E85 station in Raleigh.
 
 
 
About the North Carolina Solar Center
The North Carolina Solar Center, at N.C. State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. The N.C. Solar Center serves as a resource for innovative, clean energy technologies through demonstration, technical assistance, 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 visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu. Twitter: @NCSolarCenter
 
About Novozymes
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries, we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers’ business and the use of our planet’s resources. With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace. Read more at www.novozymes.com
 
About Kargo Corporation
Kargo Corporation owns and operates the only commercial service station in the City of Raleigh that offers renewable fuels such as ethanol (E85) and biodiesel (B20) in addition to diesel and three grades of gasoline to the motoring public. The New Bern Avenue Crown Express Mart Station is the alternative fuel choice located on the New Bern Avenue thru-fare convenient to downtown Raleigh, Wake Med hospital and I-40. www.KarGoCorp.com
 
 
CONTACT:
Paige Donnelly, Novozymes, 919-218-4501, pagd@novozymes.com
Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu
Kokila Amin, Kargo Corportation, 919 454-1474, kargo_corp@yahoo.com