Growth Energy Welcomes EPA Admission of Uncertainty

Washington, D.C. – Following the decision by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, to pull his proposed amendment barring Environmental Protection Agency funds from being used to limit U.S.-biofuels production through controversial Indirect Land Use Changes measurements, Growth Energy Chief Executive Officer Tom Buis issued the following statement: “The Environmental Protection Agency threatened to derail implementation of […]

Growth Energy Backs Testing of Curb Pump Dispensing Hose

Growth Energy, a coalition of American ethanol supporters, has joined Veyance Technologies, Inc., to seek approval from Underwriter Laboratory for a liquid fuel hose capable of dispensing ethanol from blender pumps. This is the first ethanol hose to be submitted for UL approval since the lab revised its standards in October 2006 for equipment to […]

Growth Energy: Don’t Penalize Biofuels

Washington, D.C — Growth Energy, a coalition of America’s ethanol supporters, today urged Congressional support of an amendment authored by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, to address a misguided rule, proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which would devastate the nation’s ability to make domestic biofuels and guarantee a long-term monopoly on the automotive fuel market […]

Growth Energy Praises Sens. Lincoln, Harkin

WASHINGTON – Tom Buis, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy, a membership-based organization of America’s ethanol supporters, issued the following statement after Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln agreed to assume the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee upon Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s decision to become chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “Growth […]

Growth Energy: Record Corn Crop Forecast on Fewer Farm Acres

WASHINGTON – The potential of a historic corn crop in the United States – planted on fewer acres – demonstrates the country’s farmers can produce more than enough corn for both food and ethanol production, said Tom Buis, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy.   “There’s a mountain of corn out there – plenty of […]

Growth Energy Launches Nationwide Campaign to Require Country of Origin Labeling for Fuel

“The American people deserve to know more about the gasoline they purchase every day – where it comes from and where their hard-earned dollars ultimately go every time they fill up their cars and trucks. “Most Americans don’t want their paychecks going to Venezuela and other regimes that don’t agree with and support the U.S. […]

Growth Energy Responds to The Nature Conservancy “Energy Sprawl” Study

WASHINGTON – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, today released the following statement regarding The Nature Conservancy's study on the “energy sprawl” potential of biodiesel and ethanol production. Buis said advanced farming techniques mean the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) can be met without adding any new land to biofuel production. “The USDA has estimated a […]

Growth Energy Submits Comments on California’s Proposed Revisions to Low Carbon Fuel Standard

SACRAMENTO – Growth Energy submitted its comments yesterday to the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) proposed regulation to implement the State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Growth Energy’s comments are in response to the notice of availability of modified text for the LCFS. In the comments to the ARB, Growth Energy urges the ARB staff […]

Latest USDA Report Contradicts Land Use Theory, Estimates Record Breaking Corn and Soybean Harvests

WASHINGTON – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the crop report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that estimates record breaking harvests of both corn and soybeans; data that contradicts the theory of indirect land use change. Based on the USDA report, American farmers are expected to […]

General Clark Announces Biofuels Road Map at Clean Energy Summit

LAS VEGAS – General Wesley Clark (Ret.), co-chairman of Growth Energy, today introduced a renewable fuels road map designed to put the nation on track to create more jobs, reduce emissions and help make our nation more energy independent. The principles outlined in Growth Energy’s road map — which Clark announced at the National Clean […]

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CEO @GrowthEnergy tells IRS how #ethanol plants can lead the way on #carbon capture https://t.co/xiHAipVJpI

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As @RepCheri Bustos says here, the biofuels industry has a cascading effect on agriculture — it promotes strong supply chains and multiplies rural economic output. Abuse of the Renewable Fuel Standard through refinery exemptions only serves to harm the ag economy. https://t.co/pvW7P4yZ4F

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The future of fuel — increased engine performance, lowering our carbon footprint, and eliminating toxic fuel additives — is already here. At @EESI's Clean Energy Expo, Growth Energy SVP of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley laid out the benefits that expanding ethanol can bring. https://t.co/aW5v9A4prB

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In a letter to the IRS, GE CEO @EmilySkor proposes applying the 45Q performance based carbon tax credit to carbon capture projects at ethanol plants as a way to incentivize and expand their further use. Biofuel producers are ready to do more!  See the letter here: https://t.co/MtEDPF0jKy

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