Washington, D.C. — On Sunday evening, Feb. 18, American Ethanol driver and spokesperson Austin Dillon secured a historic Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, driving the legendary No. 3 car to victory in the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway. The win was the second Cup Series victory of Dillon’s career, with his first coming last season in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“This is an amazing accomplishment and a monumental victory for the No. 3 team,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “The Daytona 500 is so rich with history, and Richard Childress Racing taking home the checkered flag – in this race – in the iconic No. 3 car is truly a momentous occasion in the sport of NASCAR. Austin Dillon and the entire RCR organization have been phenomenal partners, and they are instrumental in telling the wonderful story of American Ethanol to race fans and drivers across the country and around the world.
“We are incredibly proud of Austin. He is one of NASCAR’s brightest stars and most exciting athletes, and more than anything we are thrilled for him. He and his team have worked very hard for this moment, and we are overjoyed to see them standing in Victory Lane at the biggest race in NASCAR. We look forward to continuing on this amazing ride this season with Austin, the No. 3 team, and Richard Childress Racing.”
The No. 3 car – and all NASCAR race cars – are powered by Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with 15 percent American ethanol. In fact, E15 has powered NASCAR for more than 11 million miles. E15 is a cleaner-burning, high-performance fuel that delivers on the race track and for regular drivers alike. From the intense demands of a NASCAR race team to the everyday reliability expected by drivers across the country, E15 is always a winner.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted written comments on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) proposed regulations under section 45Q, a performance-based tax credit for carbon capture projects. In her letter, Skor called on the agency to offer credit for carbon dioxide captured for food and beverage purposes, which would promote investment […]
This week in our “Conversations with Biofuels Champions” summer video series, our CEO Emily Skor visited with one of our top champs in the House of Representatives: U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois. Born in Springfield, Illinois, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos comes from a long line of farmers and teachers and a deep appreciation for being […]
CEO @GrowthEnergy tells IRS how #ethanol plants can lead the way on #carbon capture https://t.co/xiHAipVJpI
As @RepCheri Bustos says here, the biofuels industry has a cascading effect on agriculture — it promotes strong supply chains and multiplies rural economic output. Abuse of the Renewable Fuel Standard through refinery exemptions only serves to harm the ag economy. https://t.co/pvW7P4yZ4F
The future of fuel — increased engine performance, lowering our carbon footprint, and eliminating toxic fuel additives — is already here. At @EESI's Clean Energy Expo, Growth Energy SVP of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley laid out the benefits that expanding ethanol can bring. https://t.co/aW5v9A4prB
In a letter to the IRS, GE CEO @EmilySkor proposes applying the 45Q performance based carbon tax credit to carbon capture projects at ethanol plants as a way to incentivize and expand their further use. Biofuel producers are ready to do more! See the letter here: https://t.co/MtEDPF0jKy