This story was originally published on the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s website:
“On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15.
“The ruling increases the availability of E15 blends in the United States, which are currently sold at more than 1,800 retail fuel stations across 31 states, according to Growth Energy, a trade association that represents producers and supporters of fuel ethanol.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a request for information on biofuel infrastructure priorities, seeking feedback from stakeholders on a key element of president’s promise to expand markets for higher ethanol blends like E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “We appreciate the USDA’s outreach, and we look forward to sharing our insights on efforts […]
Ray was the founding member of Big River Resources and a longtime Growth Energy Board member. We are all better off for knowing him and our community will feel this loss deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff on this difficult day. You will be missed, Ray.
To those of us within it, the ethanol industry often feels like a big family. Today that entire family mourns the loss of one of our own, Ray Defenbaugh. We will always remember his relentless spirit — his honesty, optimism, humor, and especially his fierce, fierce loyalty.