11/29/2019
Growth Energy Calls on EPA to Deliver Real Biofuel Fix

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold the president’s commitment to farmers and biofuel workers by fixing a flawed proposed supplemental rule on 2020 biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In formal comments to the agency, Growth Energy calls on […]

10/23/2019
Coalition Challenges EPA on 2018 Refinery Waivers

10/21/2019
In The News: Skor Says of EPA Supplemental Proposal, “We’re incredibly frustrated and very disappointed.”

10/15/2019
Skor Statement on EPA Supplemental Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its supplemental proposal to the proposed 2020 renewable volume obligations. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “It is unconscionable that EPA’s proposal betrays President Trump’s promise to rural America. A week ago, Administrator Wheeler personally took to the airwaves and promised Iowa farmers that he would […]

8/30/2019
Growth Energy Demands Immediate Action to Restore Biofuel Demand

WASHINGTON, DC –Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore biofuel demand lost to oil industry handouts in comments on the agency’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO). Due by November 30, the RVOs will determine next year’s biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The […]

8/15/2019
In the News: “Farm, Biofuel Industry Leaders Testify on EPA Biofuel Hearing”

This story quotes Growth Energy’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Chris Bliley, from the EPA’s July hearing on the proposed biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2020. It was originally published on Convenience Store Decisions’ website: “‘Once again, the proposal assumes that despite exempting at least 190 million gallons of biofuel every […]

8/2/2019
Skor in Wisconsin’s Capital Times: Protect Wisconsin Farmers and Biofuel Producers

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor recently wrote an op-ed for Wisconsin’s Capital Times on the damaging effects the rapid rise of small refinery exemptions have had on the rural economy and biofuels industry in Wisconsin. In the op-ed, Skor wrote: “In Wisconsin, the nation’s seventh-largest biofuel producer, access to higher ethanol blends also means that […]

6/11/2019
Growth Energy Joins President Trump in Council Bluffs to Celebrate Year-Round E15

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor joined President Trump at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Following the event, Skor issued a statement:  “We are grateful to President Trump for delivering on his promise to unleash the power of E15 all year-long,” said Skor. “The approval of year-round E15 is […]

6/3/2019
Growth Energy, Casey’s General Stores Announce Accelerated E15 Store Openings Thanks to Approval of Year-Round Sales of E15

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Growth Energy and Casey’s General Stores announced that Casey’s will expand its E15 offering to more than 60 new sites this summer across their footprint following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of E15 year-round. E15, known the consumers as Unleaded 88, is a fuel with 15 percent ethanol and is […]

5/31/2019
America’s Biofuel Leaders Celebrate Final Approval for Year-Round E15

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest association of ethanol producers and supporters, today celebrated final action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowing American drivers to fuel up with E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol, all year-round. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said the final rule will benefit drivers and […]


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To those of us within it, the ethanol industry often feels like a big family. Today that entire family mourns the loss of one of our own, Ray Defenbaugh. We will always remember his relentless spirit — his honesty, optimism, humor, and especially his fierce, fierce loyalty.

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