Growth Energy announced today that the California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (CEVC) will join the group as part of the acquisition of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) by Growth Energy. The additional resources in California will bolster Growth Energy’s aggressive goals to proliferate blender pumps across the country.
“The California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition serves as a driving force for building an ethanol infrastructure and promoting flexible fuel vehicles, while introducing Californians to a new choice in cleaner transportation,” said CEVC Executive Director Joe Irvin. “By expanding the use of biofuels like ethanol in California, and increasing support for domestically grown and produced renewable fuels, we can truly provide today’s energy for tomorrow’s needs.”
The California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition is a state chapter of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) which announced its union with Growth Energy last month and became Growth Energy’s Market Development arm.
“The State of California deserves credit for understanding that they need a new approach to energy. That’s why the members of Growth Energy are pleased to come together with the California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition and promote the use of cleaner, greener ethanol-based fuels,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “An increased use of ethanol will not only help decrease our dependence on foreign oil, but create more jobs here at home and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, providing future generations with a better environment. We have a stake in California and California has a stake in us.”