WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

A critical mission at Growth Energy is to show consumers the myriad benefits of high-octane biofuels like ethanol. As part of that effort, Growth Energy strives to work with automotive thought leaders in the technical space to validate the engine performance capabilities of ethanol so that information is passed on to consumers.

As part of the agreement, Growth Energy will support the student resource center at UTI’s NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

“We are thrilled to join Universal Technical Institute’s Business Alliance,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “We know that most Americans look to technicians at their local auto shops and dealerships for advice on how to maintain their vehicles, so working with Universal Technical Institute, the nation’s leader in training highly skilled automotive technicians, will ensure the experts advising consumers have all the facts on American ethanol performance.

“We are fortunate to work with some of the most respected engine performance experts through the American Ethanol racing program,” Skor continued. “We look forward to facilitating a productive, ongoing dialogue between those individuals and UTI students and instructors on the role that biofuels play in engine performance.”

“Growth Energy will be a great addition to the list of partners who support us in educating students on the industry’s most current information and technologies,” said John Dodson, UTI Vice President of Business Alliances & NASCAR. “Today’s cars are sophisticated, high-tech machines and, as vehicle technology continues to evolve, renewable biofuels like ethanol will play an even more important role. Growth Energy has a deep commitment to supporting automotive education and giving back to this industry through its American Ethanol program, and we are pleased and proud to welcome them to the UTI family.”

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ABOUT AMERICAN ETHANOL
Growth Energy’s American Ethanol program drives performance on and off the racetrack with clean-burning, performance boosting ethanol blends, like E15. A low-cost, high-octane fuel, E15 has powered NASCAR for 10 million miles of competitive racing and more than 3 billion miles for American drivers. Ethanol delivers winning performance time and time again while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing toxic additives in our fuel. Learn more about American Ethanol at AmericanEthanolRacing.com, follow us on Twitter @AmericanEthanol, Instagram @AmericanEthanol or connect with us on Facebook. Visit GetBiofuel.com to learn more about the benefits of ethanol.

ABOUT UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, INC.
With more than 200,000 graduates in its 52-year history, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. The company has built partnerships with industry leaders, outfits its state-of-the-industry facilities with current technology, and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs. Through its network of 12 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit uti.edu.

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