Growth Energy Response to EPA RFS Proposal

WASHINGTON – In response to a decision today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to propose lowering the Renewable Fuel Standard volume mandate for cellulosic ethanol, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis issued the following statement:

“Spurring the production of next-generation ethanol will requiring removing the barriers to investment with good public policy, such as market access, federal loan guarantees, removing the blend wall and providing long-term certainty to the industry. I am confident the next generation can be produced to help our nation reduce its dependence on foreign oil, improve our environment and create jobs nationwide to produce home-grown ethanol from a variety of feedstocks.”