7/31/2020
Growth Energy to IRS: Ethanol Plants Ready to Capture More Carbon

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 […]

7/28/2020
Growth Energy Rallies Behind Ernst’s Demand for Action on E15 Labeling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor applauded Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-Iowa) push to secure action on the administration’s prior commitment to streamline labeling and remove infrastructure barriers to the sale of E15, a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol. In a new letter to the to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the senator called on […]

7/27/2020
Growth Energy Statement on Senate Action on Biofuel Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Growth Energy issued the following statement on the Senate language for the next round of COVID-19 relief, which included biofuels producers as eligible entities under the recently released agriculture assistance program. “This is a good first step towards healing the damage wrought by COVID-19, but falls short of providing the necessary […]

7/24/2020
Growth Energy Champions Biofuels as Part of USDA’s Innovation Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to a request for input on the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), a new initiative to promote conservation and boost productivity in American agriculture. In her comments, Skor applauded the agency’s focus on expanding the […]

7/13/2020
Growth Energy Testifies on Low-Carbon Ethanol and EPA Test Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley offered testimony during a virtual public hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) test protocols for U.S. fuels. The agency is currently updating Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards to reflect the modern transition to higher blends of […]

7/8/2020
Growth Energy Urges EPA to Examine Real-World Data on Ethanol’s Air Quality Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “anti-backsliding” report on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The draft study, required by the Clean Air Act and released in May 2020 as part of a consent decree reached in February 2019, omitted critical data on the environmental advantages of […]

7/2/2020
Growth Energy Urges EPA to Combat Particulate Emissions with Low-Carbon Ethanol

WASHINGTON, D.C. –This week, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s review of the national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter (PM NAAQS). In his comments, Bliley noted that, “Through multiple rulemakings at EPA over the last decade including those on […]

7/2/2020
Growth Energy Welcomes House Opposition to Retroactive Biofuel Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today welcomed a letter from 32 House lawmakers calling on the White House to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject retroactive oil industry exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Rural communities are done playing regulatory games with the oil industry,” said Emily Skor. “We’ve […]

6/30/2020
Growth Energy Applauds Update to Iowa Tax Differential for Biofuel Blends

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today welcomed enactment of legislation extending and modernizing Iowa tax incentives for higher biofuel blends. Signed today by Governor Kim Reynolds, the new law reduces the per-gallon excise tax on E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends through 2026. “The tax update offers a welcome source of market certainty […]

6/30/2020
House Climate Action Report Recognizes Biofuels as a Solution to Decarbonizing Transportation Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued an action plan to build a clean energy economy in the U.S. Growth Energy appreciates the Committee’s inclusion of biofuels as an important component of a comprehensive plan to decarbonize the transportation sector. “The evidence is clear that biofuels offer […]


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CEO @GrowthEnergy tells IRS how #ethanol plants can lead the way on #carbon capture https://t.co/xiHAipVJpI

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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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The future of fuel — increased engine performance, lowering our carbon footprint, and eliminating toxic fuel additives — is already here. At @EESI's Clean Energy Expo, Growth Energy SVP of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley laid out the benefits that expanding ethanol can bring. https://t.co/aW5v9A4prB

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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

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