9/2/2020
Conversations with Biofuels Champions, feat. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

This week in our “Conversations with Biofuels Champions” summer video series, our CEO Emily Skor visited with Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Senator Fischer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, becoming the first Nebraska woman elected to a full term and the first Nebraska state senator […]

8/25/2020
Growth Energy Applauds Biofuel Role in Climate Plan from Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy today welcomed the inclusion of biofuels in a new plan released by the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. In a section devoted to the role of farmers and rural communities in combating carbon emissions, the report outlines strategies to expand the role of clean, affordable ethanol and other biofuels. […]

8/25/2020
Farmers, Ethanol Producers File Court Brief Defending EPA’s Year-Round E15 Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Responding to the oil industry’s effort to undermine the expansion of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, and National Corn Growers Association on Friday filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting and defending the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation that finally allowed year-round […]

8/20/2020
Growth Energy Slams Fresh Round of Exemption Requests at EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy today reaffirmed its opposition to so-called ‘gap-year’ exemptions from the nation’s biofuel laws after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed nine new petitions from refiners seeking to skirt obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard – bringing the total to 98, including 67 retroactive exemption requests. “Oil companies are pouring gasoline […]

8/20/2020
Growth Energy Welcomes Lawmaker Push Against Brazilian Ethanol Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked farm-state lawmakers who called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to stand strong against Brazilian trade barriers targeting U.S. ethanol. Led by Reps. Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Adrian Smith (NE-03), 20 members of the House sent a letter calling on USTR Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer to […]

8/20/2020
Growth Energy Cheers Strong Retail Interest in USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy hailed the latest efforts of retailers seeking to expand biofuel options at the pump, with last week’s close of the application period under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). Building on efforts through Prime the Pump, Growth Energy’s unmatched network of retail partners submitted […]

8/19/2020
Conversations with Biofuels Champions, feat. Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-SD)

This week in our “Conversations with Biofuels Champions” summer video series, our CEO Emily Skor visited with Congressman Dusty Johnson of South Dakota. Elected to Congress in 2018, Congressman Johnson serves as the representative at-large for South Dakota, and is assigned to the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Education and Labor. Johnson […]

8/12/2020
Conversations with Biofuels Champions, feat. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

This week in our “Conversations with Biofuels Champions” summer video series, our CEO Emily Skor visited with Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. In 2007, Senator Klobuchar was the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Born in Plymouth, Klobuchar was a lawyer in Minneapolis before beginning her career […]

8/7/2020
Growth Energy Applauds Renewed House Push for Biofuel Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus for their efforts to deliver long-overdue relief to the biofuel sector in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. Led by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), 31 members of the caucus […]

8/7/2020
Growth Energy Encourages California to Embrace More Biofuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Growth Energy submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) following a July 15th workshop on Fuels and Infrastructure for a Carbon Neutral Economy. In his written submission, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley urged CARB to expand the use of higher biofuel blends to […]


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Thank you, Rep. Peterson, @RepDustyJohnson, @daveloebsack, @RodneyDavis & @RepMarshall, for the RFS Integrity Act. Farmers and #biofuel producers need transparency on decisions that directly impact their bottom line, and especially when it comes to small refinery exemptions. https://t.co/cH6nbRywJE

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Thank you @RepCheri, your support for biofuels is moving us in the right direction - toward more affordable fuel with fewer emissions! https://t.co/O92dsI6TNf

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Nice crop watcher report from @NieuwenhuisSeed. And on @EPA: "I’m glad they made the decision to stop undermining the #RFS with waivers. The frustrating part is when they decide to not break the law they act as if they’re doing you a favor!" https://t.co/keJVp8W7Fl

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