Rick Schwarck was born and raised on a family farm in Mitchell County, Iowa and is still involved in the family farm. He currently resides five miles north of Saint Ansgar, Iowa, with his wife, Holly. They have four children. Since inception, Mr. Schwarck has served as the President, Chairman, and CEO of Absolute Energy, L.L.C., an ethanol plant located near St. Ansgar, Iowa. Prior to co-founding Absolute Energy, L.L.C., Schwarck had a successful, 30-year financial services career. He was co-owner of The Schwarck Agency, L.L.C., an insurance and investment firm. Schwarck was a 30-year member of the National Association of Insurance and Investment Advisors. Schwarck was a Certified Senior Advisor and Registered Representative of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also serves as board and risk management committee member of the Renewable Products Marketing Group (RPMG), board and executive committee member of the RFA, governing board member of Growth Energy, board member of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), board member of Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership (MARL), member of the U.S. Grains Council Ethanol Advisory Team, and is a member of the board and serves on the executive committee of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association; Founder of Further Fuels LLC, and is involved in numerous other activities in support of agriculture and the ethanol industry.

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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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