Raymond Defenbaugh is a founding member, president, CEO and chairman of Big River Resources, LLC with facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. He serves as president of Big River Resources Cooperative, board member of Absolute Energy, LLC, U.S. Grains Council director and Ethanol A-Team and Agri-Business Coalition for Foreign Market Development through the Grains Council, a National Grain and Feed Association member and has served on their board. He is also president of the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association and a member of the Renewable Fuels Association Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Defenbaugh is director and vice president of the Urban Air Initiative and active in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE).

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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

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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…

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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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Dozens of biofuel plants shut down because of these exemptions. That's not an exaggeration — it's already happened. If these rules from the EPA are finalized, we're no closer to reopening those plants. We're determined to make sure that doesn't happen. agri-pulse.com/articles/12713…

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