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.
Ethanol is smart domestic policy, plain and simple. It's better for engines, it's cleaner to produce, and it supports rural communities. We drove that message home this week at the Global Ethanol Summit, as we push for the free trade of ethanol all over the world. https://t.co/smxBYJXxjH
We know ethanol burns cleaner than gas. We just released a new report that shows even more benefits: 1) Using less land for much higher crop yields 2) Using less water to irrigate those crops 3) Gas production process is far dirtier than ethanol process ethanolproducer.com/articles/16600…
New report released by @GrowthEnergy shows how “new innovations have allowed us to ramp up #biofuel production year after year, without expanding our environmental footprint.” https://t.co/Te6A10zblq
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