As Vice President of Market Development, Mike O’Brien leverages public and private resources to help fuel retailers distribute higher blends of ethanol. With more choice at the pump, consumers benefit from lower fuel costs while supporting a homegrown fuel that creates U.S. jobs and reduces carbon emissions. O’Brien has more than 20 years of business-to-business global marketing experience in the retail and energy industries. Previously, he launched and led the global development of marketing and communications for value-added agricultural products, like NatureWorks PLA.

O’Brien is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in marketing.

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January 2021 #ethanol export numbers remain steady at 165.55 million gallons with India as U.S.'s top market for the month. https://t.co/OtYB0J2yaB

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✅ 10% growth of retail sites offering E15 ✅ 2,300 stations in 30 states ✅ 6 billion miles driven on E15 in 2020 alone ✅ Over 5,000 retail sites offering higher ethanol blends This last year proved that E15 can weather the toughest conditions ➡️ ethanolproducer.com/articles/18019…

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“The inclusion of biofuels in the CLEAN Future Act is a nod to their effectiveness in our country’s climate efforts and their critical role in decarbonizing the transportation sector.” - @GrowthEnergy CEO @EmilySkor https://t.co/0pWV6Tfzsi

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Despite 2020's challenges, we actually saw E15 expansion continue to rise. In fact, we saw 10% growth of retail sites offering E15 in 2020, and the fuel is now offered at over 2,300 stations in 30 states. More on E15 expansion in @EthanolMagazineethanolproducer.com/articles/18019…

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