WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, today welcomed four new producing plants to its membership. The four new producers bring total plant membership up to 64 and will join Growth Energy’s 41 Associate Members and more than 18,000 individual Growth Force Members. Growth Energy is the largest coalition of ethanol producing plants in the United States.
“We are very pleased to add these four new members to our diverse and growing membership,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “Every new member that we add to our team helps us achieve our goals of increasing the production and use of ethanol to make America economically stronger and more energy secure.”
Yuma Ethanol, LLC, located in Yuma, Col. and Bridgeport Ethanol, LLC, located in Bridgeport, Neb. are sister plants to Growth Energy member plant Sterling Ethanol. Both plants are wet grain plants that are owned by local investors that include farmers, ranchers and business people. Each plant produces 40 million gallons of ethanol per year and approximately 350,000 tons of distiller’s wet grain.
“Sterling Ethanol LLC and Now Yuma Ethanol, LLC and Bridgeport Ethanol, LLC are very proud to be part of the Growth Energy team,” said David Kramer, President, G.M., and Board member of the plants. “I am very excited to have all three of our plants involved with such a great organization. The Leadership that I see with Growth Energy is second to none and we are excited to work together to strengthen our American Ethanol image to the public”.
Plymouth Energy, LLC, and Castle Rock Renewable Fuels joined Growth Energy in July as the groups 61st and 62nd members.
Plymouth Energy, located in Merrill, Iowa, was established in 2005 with the goal of enhancing the area’s economy and supporting the farming community. The plant produces 50 million gallons of undenatured ethanol per year (mgy). Castle Rock Renewable Fuels is managed by Marquis Management which also manages Growth Energy member plant Marquis Energy, LLC. It is located in Necedah, Wis.
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About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.