1/16/2020
Growth Energy welcomes USDA outreach on biofuel infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a request for information on biofuel infrastructure priorities, seeking feedback from stakeholders on a key element of president’s promise to expand markets for higher ethanol blends like E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “We appreciate the USDA’s outreach, and we look forward to sharing our insights on efforts […]

6/20/2019
Skor in Ethanol Producer Magazine: Hardship or Handout? The Facts are Clear

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor recently penned a column for the July issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine on the damaging effects the rapid rise of small refinery exemptions have had on the rural economy and biofuels industry. In the column, Skor wrote: “So with costs down and profits up, it’s hard to imagine how multibillion-dollar […]

4/17/2019
Willis: February Export Analysis: Ethanol Exports Decrease Slightly, Remain Stable

3/27/2019
Willis: Global Ethanol Exports Once Again Set Record 12-Month Period to Start 2019

By Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis The global ethanol export outlook for 2018 ended on a high note – setting a record for the highest 12-month export period in history – and the initial export numbers from 2019 indicate that the success of the past year will continue. With 2019 […]

2/12/2019
Willis: U.S. Ethanol Exports Continue Climbing For 2018

November continued the trend of unprecedented growth in exports with over 1.56 billion gallons reported year-to-date and over 147 million gallons for the month.

11/2/2018
Willis: Ethanol Reaches Highest 12-Month Export Period in History

10/23/2018
Midwest Leaders Rally Behind Trump’s E15 Fix

More than 100 community, business, and farm leaders across the Midwest today sent a letter to President Trump applauding the administration’s commitment to year-round sales of E15, a lower-cost fuel containing 15 percent ethanol. Currently, many retailers are unable to offer E15 during the summer months due to outdated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, which […]

10/9/2018
Growth Energy Welcomes President Trump’s Announcement on E15

10/5/2018
Willis: Solid August Ethanol Exports Despite Low Brazil Shipments

7/24/2018
Skor: Short-Term Relief Package a “Missed Opportunity”


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We've gotten a lot of outreach from @USDA on how to make their new biofuel infrastructure inventive plan a success, and we're more than happy to help. This program can and should benefit everyone — farmers, biofuel producers, and consumers at the pump. https://t.co/WlawnszsdR

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Ray was the founding member of Big River Resources and a longtime Growth Energy Board member. We are all better off for knowing him and our community will feel this loss deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff on this difficult day. You will be missed, Ray.

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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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