WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Growth Energy will kick off their 9th Annual Biofuels Summit in Washington, D.C., where nearly 150 ethanol supporters will convene and advocate to lawmakers on behalf of the ethanol industry for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard, year-round sales of E15, and access to more international markets.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from a number of exciting guest speakers, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud, and U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Additionally, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will give a keynote address in which she outlines the challenges the ethanol industry faces, but also the victories from this past year.

“Growth Energy’s members are the voices that policymakers need to hear because they are in the field, creating jobs, lifting up the heartland, and revolutionizing the fuel industry in the U.S. and around the world,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “This week, we will take our victories and the challenges still ahead to Capitol Hill to find a path forward for our goal of bringing cleaner, more affordable, high-performance fuel to consumers nationwide and around the globe.”

This Biofuels Summit comes at a critical juncture when farmers are in desperate need for relief and year-round sales of E15, a 15 percent blend of ethanol and gasoline fuel. A waiver to allow the nationwide adoption of E15 would bring farmers the relief they deserve and promote homegrown American energy.

Stay tuned to Growth Energy’s social media channels and the hashtag #BiofuelsSummit for updates and photos from the event, as well as recaps of our guest speakers for this year.

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