Student Report Ignores Facts of Farming

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy described a paper issued by graduate students at the University of Michigan that overlooked this year’s record corn harvest as “well-intentioned but flawed in theory and fact.” “I’m sure the authors of this report had the best intentions, but it’s hard to square their conclusions with the facts about the […]

Growth Energy Receives U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Expanded Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Growth Energy announced that the organization has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the expansion of fueling infrastructure for ethanol blends. Growth Energy’s project will result in the installation of at least ten E85 dispensers at existing gas stations in Norfolk, Virginia and Seattle, Washington. […]

Growth Energy Responds to Approval of LCFS by California Office of Administrative Law

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Growth Energy responded to the decision of the California Office of Administrative Law to approve the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for implementation. “Growth Energy is disappointed by the approval of the LCFS for implementation and the failure of the Office of Administrative Law to uphold California Law and the U.S. […]

USDA Crop Report: Corn Harvest Once Again Proves Farmers Can Grow Enough for Food and Fuel

WASHINGTON, DC — American farmers are expected to produce a record 13.2 billion bushels of corn, the largest U.S. corn crop in history, according to a crop report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Growth Energy said the record yield shatters the myth of “food vs. fuel” and repeated its demand that the […]

Growth Energy Responds to Rice University Report

WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, responded today to an inaccurate report, financed by Chevron and published by oil industry associates at Rice University. The report mischaracterizes ethanol's ability to create jobs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and lessen America's dependence on foreign oil. In specific responses to media inquiries, Growth […]

Growth Energy Submits Comments on GHG Tailoring Rule

WASHINGTON, DC — Noting that ethanol producers already help the nation’s environment by reducing tailpipe emissions and recycling carbon that is largely produced by fossil fuels, Growth Energy urged the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend a proposal to add an additional layer of regulation on ethanol plants until they could cooperatively design an oversight program […]

Ethanol Groups Respond to Questions Over LCFS Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association issued the following joint statement today in response to questions from the press concerning an effort by the ethanol groups to block flawed regulation, proposed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which would unfairly and illegally block low-carbon ethanol from the California transportation fuels […]

Ethanol Groups Challenge Constitutionality of California LCFS

Washington – Relating to the complaint they filed in Federal District Court in Fresno, California concerning the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association issued the following joint statement: “If the United States is going to have a low carbon fuel standard, it must be based on sound science […]

Nebraska Family Wins Growth Force Flex Fuel Truck

OMAHA, Neb. — Growth Energy announced today that Roger and Margie Johnson of Exeter, Neb., were the grand prize winners in the Growth Force sweepstakes for a Ford F150 Flex Fuel pickup truck. The Johnsons arrived in Omaha today to take the keys of the pickup from Wayne Hoovestol, Chairman of Green Plains Renewable Energy […]

Worst Case Scenario Unlikely; Research Questioned

WASHINGTON, DC – A documented critic of ethanol whose research practices have been refuted in the past as imbalanced and oversimplified is again generating media attention based on another study that repeats many of his earlier assertions. In a statement below, Growth Energy spokesman Chris Thorne dismissed the latest research of Mark Jacobson, of Stanford […]

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We give a lot of attention to the farmers and ethanol producers, but our industry relies on quite a few more links in the supply chain. This is a great look at the hardworking folks who haul corn from the farm to the plant year-round. ksn.com/gooddaykansas/…

via @GrowthEnergy

#E15 hits a milestone, but @EmilySkor @GrowthEnergy says @EPA must provide #biofuels “regulatory clarity and certainty to get the industry on the road to recovery” https://t.co/uwXEKZyAgp

via @FuelsAmerica

U.S. biofuel producers recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of year-round E15. @AnnaHasDirt talks with Emily Skor w/ @GrowthEnergy https://t.co/ndlTEi9lFs #IowaAg https://t.co/8TfHz1ralt

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It was great meeting with @GrowthEnergy on Wednesday to talk biofuels & trade. The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the challenges facing our ag & energy industries, and it was great to discuss solutions. I’m committed to getting real help for our farmers and producers. #IA01

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