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October 15, 2008 > Ethanol fuel station opens in Hayward

Ethanol fuel station opens in Hayward

Submitted By Kim Merrill and Mike Lewis

Pearson Fuels will celebrate the grand opening of the Bay Area's first Ethanol (E85) alternative fuel station by partnering with the East Bay Clean Cities Fuels Coalition to host a National AFV Day Odyssey event on October 15. There will be a special grand opening ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at the A Street Chevron at 525 West A Street in Hayward.

The ceremony will be followed by a grand opening event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring free food and drinks, $1.85 per gallon for E85 ethanol for sale to the public, with a wide variety of E85 vehicles and alternative fuel experts on hand. The grand opening event is open to the public.

San Diego's Pearson Fuels, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary as the world's first Alternative Fuel station, has announced the ribbon cutting and ground breaking of eight new E85 stations throughout California. The statewide rollout of new E85 stations also includes groundbreakings in San Jose on October 15 and on October 16 in Carmichael and Sacramento. North San Diego County's first ethanol station opened in Carlsbad on October 7; Riverside County's first stations held groundbreaking events in Perris and Beaumont on October 8; and the East Bay's first ethanol fuel station will open on October 14 in Concord.

The original concept for Pearson Fuels grew out of the Clean Cities Program. The Clean Cities Program is a government-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends, and fuel economy measures. The Clean Cities Program was established in 1993 with its first designated coalition located in Atlanta, GA.

Information about Pearson Fuels can be found at www.pearsonfuels.com.

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