Growth Energy calls on ARB to allow public comment on undisclosed LCFS documents

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, called on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to allow the public to comment on documents pertaining to their low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) rulemaking that were not disclosed and should influence the final rule. Through a public records request, Growth Energy uncovered numerous previously […]

Blender Pump Tax Fix Sought

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, is asking top Congressional tax writers to fix a program that is intended to promote the installation of pumps that dispense mid- and high-level ethanol blends, but which the IRS is allowing petroleum retailers to take only a partial tax credit.   In letters […]

Special Interest Groups Attack Domestic, Sustainable Fuel

WASHINGTON, DC – A confederacy of special interest groups, including Big Food and Big Oil, are buying paid advertising to influence Washington, DC, insiders against ethanol, America’s only domestic, renewable fuel source that has the potential to create 136,000 new jobs. “Some people’s interest in all this goes as far as the profit they can […]

Growth Energy Statement on E15

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Speaking to the press meeting at today's convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis answered questions about news reports on a pending decision from EPA on the Growth Energy Green Jobs Waiver to increase the blend wall to E15: “All the data has been provided in the […]

Pesticide Densities Down or Stable in Corn State Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC – A recently-published study by the U.S. Geological Services found steady or declining levels of pesticide in Corn Belt waterways from 1996 to 2006, despite record increases in per-acre yields. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said the study shows that U.S. farmers can produce more corn using environmentally-sustainable practices. “With increasing frequency, farmers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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Ethanol is smart domestic policy, plain and simple. It's better for engines, it's cleaner to produce, and it supports rural communities. We drove that message home this week at the Global Ethanol Summit, as we push for the free trade of ethanol all over the world. https://t.co/smxBYJXxjH

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We know ethanol burns cleaner than gas. We just released a new report that shows even more benefits: 1) Using less land for much higher crop yields 2) Using less water to irrigate those crops 3) Gas production process is far dirtier than ethanol process ethanolproducer.com/articles/16600…

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New report released by @GrowthEnergy shows how “new innovations have allowed us to ramp up #biofuel production year after year, without expanding our environmental footprint.” https://t.co/Te6A10zblq

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Dozens of biofuel plants shut down because of these exemptions. That's not an exaggeration — it's already happened. If these rules from the EPA are finalized, we're no closer to reopening those plants. We're determined to make sure that doesn't happen. agri-pulse.com/articles/12713…

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