3/14/2019
New Small Refinery Exemptions “A Slap in the Face to Rural Communities”

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it granted five new small refinery exemptions for 2017, bringing the total gallons of lost demand to 2.6 billion in 2016-2017:

7/9/2020
Drivers surpass 15 billion miles on E15

Drivers are choosing E15, marketed to consumers as Unleaded88, at the pump now more than ever. Over the past several years, E15 has seen rapid growth nationwide. It took about four years for retailers to sell enough E15 to fuel ONE billion miles (from about 2013 to 2017). However, since then, use has increased so […]

7/9/2020
May export report shows 32% drop due to COVID-19

By Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released export numbers for May 2020. This is the first reporting month that truly began to show the negative effects of the demand destroyed by COVID-19 due to reduced driving around the globe. May’s exports […]

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 […]

7/8/2020
Conversations with Biofuel Champions, feat. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Ahead of our annual Biofuels Summit, we are excited to launch our summer video series, “Conversations with Biofuel Champions“! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to hear from some of our top champions in Congress – both Republican and Democrat – about the work they are doing on behalf of our industry. We’re kicking […]

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 […]

7/2/2020
US.-Mexico-Canada agreement entered into force

By Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis Yesterday, we celebrated that the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially entered into force, which modernizes the previous trade pact, and strengthens the trade relationship between these North American nations. As this trade agreement is a monumental occasion, below is an updated on each of our […]

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 […]

6/29/2020
Growth Energy Champions Ethanol Blends in EPA Update to Fuel Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted written comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed “Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule.” On behalf of the nation’s largest renewable fuel organization, Bliley welcomed the agency’s efforts to “reduce burdensome and duplicative requirements on fuels” while cautioning […]


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As the top ethanol & biodiesel producing state, biofuels are an important part of Iowa's economy. I spoke w/@GrowthEnergy about my work fighting for our producers, promoting the #RFS, & advocating for expanded infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol. https://t.co/I11bIFs6tB

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[email protected] urges @EPA to use real world data in #biofuels #ethanol clean air benefits >> Hear my interview with Chris Bliley >>> https://t.co/BeHsplb5bq #agnews @brownfield

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A message for this — and future — administrations, from @SenJoniErnst on how important biofuels are to the rural economy and to reducing our carbon footprint. https://t.co/QD0R9YrYRK

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15. billion. miles. on #E15. What a milestone! https://t.co/hQvEYUHJ4d

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