GROWMARK Makes Energy Investments

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GROWMARK announced two major energy-related investments last month that provide benefits for the members of the Illinois-based agricultural cooperative. First, GROWMARK acquired a propane terminal in Plattsburg, Missouri which is connected to the ONEOK pipeline, has 270,000 gallons of storage and the capability to load out two trucks at once. “It gives us another asset and access to propane,” said …

Audio, GROWMARK, Propane

GROWMARK to Purchase Suncor’s Share of UPI

Joanna Schroeder

GROWMARK will be purchasing Suncor’s assets in Ontario, Canada-based UPI, which provides energy products, including propane, throughout Ontario. As part of the agreement, GROWMARK will purchase Suncor’s 50 percent interest in UPI. Once complete, UPI will be 100 percent owned by GROWMARK. The transaction is subject to conditions including regulatory approvals and terms were not disclosed. “The agreement aligns with …

Alternative energy, GROWMARK, Propane

GROWMARK Excited for What’s “Next”

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium was held this week in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event theme was “Next,” with a focus centered on the innovations and ideas that will lead the future of agriculture and ensure its success. Jim Spradlin, CEO of GROWMARK, sat down for an interview during the Annual Meeting. He discussed the company’s vision …

Ag group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Talks Ethanol Tax Credits

Lizzy Schultz

The upcoming Presidential election, and the potential changes to funding and regulation that the changing administration may bring, is a concern for many within the agriculture industry, and it was a major talking point during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium. Chuck Spencer, Executive Director for Government Affairs at GROWMARK, is using the upcoming elections as an opportunity …

Ag group, Agribusiness, biofuels, GROWMARK, RFS

GROWMARK FS & Star Energy Power #FarmProgressShow

Joanna Schroeder

Once again, GROWMARK FS and STAR Energy are powering the Farm Progress Show. The companies supply fuels such as propane and propane autogas to help keep the farm equipment and vehicles running smoothly. One hundred percent of the fuel that powers the Farm Progress Show comes from GROWMARK Star Energy. STAR Energy retail fuel manager Jason Stauffer told Cindy Zimmerman during …

Alternative energy, Audio, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Propane

Webinar: Growing Your Business with #Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

Fuel Marketer News and REG are hosting a webinar on September 22, 2016 at 1:30 CDT entitled, “Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel.” The webinar will focus on how to grow your business with biodiesel with a case study from Growmark on how they use biodiesel blended fuel to drive margin for their fuel business. Speakers include REG’s Executive …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Education, GROWMARK, REG

Manito Transit Greens Its Transportation

Joanna Schroeder

Manito Transit is now transporting goods throughout the Midwest with a greener footprint. The GROWMARK subsidiary transports fuels, fertilizers, crop protection products and more via tank trucks, and has just become a member of the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The SMARTWAY registrants work with the EPA and adopt tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use. …

Clean Energy, energy efficiency, Environment, GROWMARK, transportation

#Propane Power on a Roll

Joanna Schroeder

Propane power is on a roll these days, going far beyond it’s traditional uses of home heating and grain drying, moving into areas such as fleet vehicles and school buses. To learn more about propane’s market expansion, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager. GROWMARK is one of the country’s largest retailers of propane. …

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Propane Autogas Saves Money

John Davis

Local municipalities, school districts and fleets are all saving money thanks to propane autogas. This news release from GROWMARK says Prairieland FS, Inc. based in Jacksonville, Illinois, taught local entities about the benefits of the fuel at an educational summit. City of Springfield Director William McCarty, Office of Budget and Management and Mike Palazzolo, Fleet Manager shared their experience in …

autogas, FS Energy, GROWMARK, Propane

Propane Autogas Revs Up the FS System

Cindy Zimmerman

Businesses and organizations are recognizing the benefits of switching from gasoline or diesel fuel to propane autogas. The GROWMARK FS System is enjoying the benefits firsthand through the use of propane powered vehicles and supplying and servicing customers such as school districts and municipalities. Becky Borkgren, GROWMARK’s Propane marketing and technical services manager, is a vocal advocate in her new …

autogas, FS Energy, GROWMARK, Propane