Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor addresses attendees at the 11th Annual Executive Leadership Conference.
KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol trade association, concluded its 11th annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), “20/20 Vision”. From Feb. 5-8 in Key Biscayne, Fla., over 350 of the nation’s top ethanol industry leaders and innovators joined Growth Energy for a technical forum, panel discussions, networking, and charity events.
In her opening remarks, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor announced that “Growth Energy will approach this decade through the lens of what will drive demand for American ethanol and propel this industry forward.” Skor shared that at Growth Energy, “we envision a future without barriers in the marketplace. Where infrastructure nationwide supports all ethanol blends. Where policymakers globally lean in on ethanol, embracing it as a solution to climate change. And where consumer confidence in ethanol soars to new heights.”
“Politically, both parties are looking for innovative solutions that will bring us to a low-carbon solution. We are that solution. We represent the transformational change that world leaders are seeking,” continued Skor.
Growth Energy kicked off the conference by hosting its first annual ELC Technical Executive Forum, where attendees heard from experts on how to manage risk, lower their carbon footprint, and better utilize dried distillers grains to advance their bottom line. During ELC’s General Session, attendees received updates from industry experts on expanding consumer access to Unleaded 88, growing the global ethanol outlook, forging a unified industry voice, and ensuring a low carbon future with ethanol fuels. Growth Energy staff also shared an outlook on the association’s policy priorities in 2020. Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the CEO of Extreme Living, keynoted this year’s ELC, and gave her perspective on achieving success in an evolving and ever more competitive world.
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
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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