11/5/2009
Hawkeye Greenway: “Ethanol is America’s Homegrown Fuel”

IOWA CITY, IOWA – Former Iowa Hawkeye Chad Greenway, currently wearing No. 52 as a linebacker for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, joined the effort to make American more energy independent with ethanol – appearing in three videotaped messages for Growth Energy, the coalition of American ethanol supporters. “The better we are at growing our fuel […]

10/29/2009
House Hearing Advances Ethanol’s Cause

WASHINGTON, DC – A key Congressional committee heard testimony today that helped cement ethanol’s role as the leading biofuel to reducing our nation’s dependence on carbon-heavy fossil fuels, like imported oil. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said he was looking forward to continuing the debate on ethanol’s contribution to the nation as a source of […]

10/23/2009
Corn Grower Named to Growth Energy Board

WASHINGTON, DC – Gary Pestorious, of Albert Lea, Minn., today accepted a position on the Board of Directors of Growth Energy, a coalition of American ethanol supporters. Pestorious is a fifth-generation farmer from Freeborn County, Minn., CEO of a family-run 12,500-acre operation, 10,000 acres of which is corn, and also serves as a leader for […]

10/22/2009
Growth Energy Reacts to Science Magazine Paper

WASHINGTON, DC — Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, a coalition of American ethanol supporters, issued the following statement in response to the publication of a study in Science magazine seeking to add penalties against biofuels and farmers in a global climate change accord: “Ethanol is part of the natural carbon cycle. It has taken […]

10/22/2009
“Usual Critics” Line Up Against Energy Independence, Renewable Fuels

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, America’s leading ethanol organization, dismissed the most recent attack on its efforts to increase the use of domestic, renewable fuels as an “attempt to divert attention” from ethanol’s value as a cost-effective, domestic transportation fuel that creates U.S. jobs, cuts greenhouse gases and reinforces our economic and national security. “I […]

10/20/2009
Study: Fossil Fuels Have Hidden Health Costs

WASHINGTON – A recently-released study by the National Academy of Sciences examining the hidden health costs of energy concluded that corn ethanol produced fewer health threats than electric cars dependent on fossil fuel-fired power plants, and that second-generation ethanol produced dramatically lower health threats than almost any other transportation fuel. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth […]

10/9/2009
Growth Energy to California: Do Low-Carbon Right

WASHINGTON, DC — American ethanol coalition Growth Energy filed new scientific data challenging California’s proposal to penalize biofuels production by imposing the ill-conceived “international indirect land use change” assessments as part of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. “Growth Energy supports a Low Carbon Fuel Standard – as long as it is done right. And […]

10/2/2009
Growth Energy Responds to GAO Report

WASHINGTON – Following the release today of a report by the Government Accountability Office examining the production of biofuels in the United States, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis issued the following statement: “If the Environmental Protection Agency is going to amend the Renewable Fuels Standard, they need to do it right. This report by the […]

10/1/2009
Ethanol Not a Threat to Grassland Conservation: Growth Energy

WASHINGTON – Today, Tom Buis, the CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement regarding the article “Bioenergy and Wildlife: Threats and Opportunities for Grassland Conservation,” which was published in the October, 2009 issue of BioScience: “The members of Growth Energy strongly agree with the authors that maintaining conservation land and wildlife habitat are important […]

9/30/2009
Senate Climate Change Bill Should Fix Unfair Land-Use Penalty

Washington, D.C. – With the introduction of climate-change legislation by Sens. Barbara Boxer and John Kerry, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis issued the following statement: ”We look forward to the debate on energy and climate legislation in the United States Senate. It is our hope that whatever passes the Senate would contain the common sense […]


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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/…

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#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

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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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