Growth Energy Welcomes Illinois Ethanol Supporters to Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the leading voice for U.S. ethanol supporters and producers, today welcomed two representatives from Marquis Energy, LLC to Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with members of Congress and their staff. The meetings are designed to inform lawmakers about the benefits of ethanol.

During the visit, Mark Marquis, President of Marquis Energy, and his associate in charge of International Marketing, Dana Mojden, will meet personally with Reps. Robert Schilling (R-17), Aaron Schock (R-18), Randy Hultgren (R-14), John Shimkus (R-19) and Adam Kinzinger (R-11), as well as the staffs of both Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-4)

The meetings will focus on Growth Energy’s proposal to reform the transportation market through the Fueling Freedom proposal: developing the infrastructure to deliver ethanol to consumers. By reforming the market for alternative fuels, ethanol can strengthen the Illinois economy and clean its environment.

“The state of Illinois has been a vital supporter in the fight for renewable, domestic and sustainable ethanol. We are thrilled to host and support these Illinois natives as they travel to our nation’s capital to help educate our members of Congress about the benefits of ethanol,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “These meetings enable our ethanol supporters to interact one-on-one with their legislators and inform them about the issues that are most important to their state.”

“These meetings present us with a unique opportunity to speak candidly with our policy makers about the benefits of homegrown ethanol,” said Marquis. “These benefits include reduced emissions, stronger national security and job creation not only in Hennepin, but throughout the state of Illinois and across the country.”


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