Landmark Bakery to Sell Alternative Fuel

Landmark Bakery to Sell Alternative Fuel

Along with their famous caramel rolls, Tobies Bakery in Hinckley, Minn., will soon be selling E85, a cleaner-burning alternative transportation fuel. The new fueling station has been opened at the intersection of Highway 48 and I-35.

E85, a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, is a renewable, environmentally preferable, domestically grown ethanol fuel. It can be used to power many vehicles manufactured by DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors.

The family-owned Tobies bakery has been in business since 1966. It has grown into a thriving business adding a fueling station and restaurant. Owner Chris Hickle hopes for the business to succeed even more with the addition of the alternative fuel.

”We are excited about this opportunity to sell the fuel,” said Hickle. “We hope to capture the business of the many state vehicles on the passing highways.”

”As a little kid I remember stopping at Tobies for a roll with my family on the way to the Twin Cities,” said Tim Gerlach, director of outdoor air programs for the American Lung Association of Minnesota. “It’s great that they’re now carrying E85.”

The new E85 station at Tobies Bakery was funded in part by the Minnesota E85 Team which includes the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities, the state Commerce and Agriculture departments, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and other partners.

A complete list of E85 fueling locations is available online.