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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Currently, many retailers are unable to offer E15 during the summer months due to outdated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, which […]
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.
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.