Ahead of our annual Biofuels Summit, we are excited to launch our summer video series, “Conversations with Biofuel Champions“! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to hear from some of our top champions in Congress – both Republican and Democrat – about the work they are doing on behalf of our industry.

We’re kicking off this series with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa. Elected to her first term in 2014, Senator Ernst has been at the frontlines of the fight to protect the RFS, both on Capitol Hill and in conversations with the administration.

In her interview with Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, Ernst talks about the importance of fixing small refinery exemptions for biofuel producers, and how she’s focused on expanding access to higher blends of ethanol as part of COVID-19 recovery and beyond.

Watch the ten-minute conversation between Senator Ernst and Emily Skor here or by clicking on the image below.

Next week, we’ll hear from U.S. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer of Iowa about why protecting biofuels and farmers isn’t just politics to her – it’s personal. Be sure to tune in!

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What exactly is ethanol, and how does it compare to gasoline? Dr. Andy with the facts here. https://t.co/oOM9j0qmtz

via @GrowthEnergy

The Renewable Fuel Standard is the law, and it continues to provide opportunities and benefits for our rural communities, farmers, and biofuel producers. Rep. @RodneyDavis speaks here on why biofuels is so important in his state. https://t.co/T5acaLFRDS

via @GrowthEnergy

Biofuels offer a clear path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while driving economic growth & creating jobs in #MN02. I introduced a bill to increase biofuel blending while pushing back on small refinery waivers, which are nothing but a handout to big oil. #MNFarmfest

via @AngieCraigMN

The Dept of @ENERGY recommending even partial gap year waivers to big oil is an affront to the 10th circuit court ruling and another blow to the #RFS. The @EPA must now follow the court’s ruling and deny ALL gap year waiver requests. https://t.co/8EgslvY0vF

via @daveloebsack