American Ethanol Driver Wins Daytona 500

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History was made Sunday when the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress drove Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s famous No. 3 Chevrolet across the finish line of the Daytona 500, 20 years after Earnhardt won the same race. American Ethanol driver and spokesperson Austin Dillon took the legendary No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/AAA Chevrolet SS to victory in the Monster …

AgWired Energy, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR

More Biofuels Vital to Improving U.S. Energy Outlook

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Federal forecasts in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) demonstrate a clear and growing need for U.S. biofuels says Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. The EIA “reference” case, which contains projections through 2050 based on current trends and regulations, predicts an 18 percent increase in miles traveled by …

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Growth Energy Presents Industry Awards

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Growth Energy presented the 2018 America’s Fuel Award to Joel Hirschboeck, general manager of fuel marketing and procurement at Kwik Trip, Inc. The award, which is the organization’s highest honor, was presented at last week’s ninth annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC). The America’s Fuel Award is presented every year to an individual who has gone above and beyond the call …

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Growth Energy Holds 9th Annual Leadership Conference

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Growth Energy is holding its ninth annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) this week in Boca Raton, Florida with more than 300 ethanol leaders and supporters in attendance. CEO Emily Skor kicked off the event with her report to the membership. “This past year, we saw what can be accomplished when we refuse to let others steer the debate away from …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Senators Speak Out to Approve Northey Nomination

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After nearly four months of having the nomination of Iowa’s Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture held up by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) brought it up on the Senate floor Wednesday and called on other colleagues to back him up. Northey was nominated to be USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation in …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Biofuels Panel Discusses Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The final panel at the National Biodiesel Conference last week tackled the topic of the next 25 years for biodiesel with representatives from other biofuels industry organizations. The panel was moderated by Gary Haer of REG and featured Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley; Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council; and Advanced Biofuels …

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Driving Ethanol Policy Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

As attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have gotten more creative, the need for all segments of the industry to work together has become critical to maintaining the law as Congress intended. We met up Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley for this episode of the Driving Ethanol podcast after he appeared on a panel at …

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E15 Logs Another Billion Miles

Cindy Zimmerman

American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on 15% ethanol fuel in just the last three months, according to Growth Energy, bringing the total number of miles driven on E15 to more than 3 billion. “E15 is taking off with consumers wherever it’s available and rapidly becoming drivers’ go-to fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “At the forefront …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

EPA Proposes Grain Sorghum Oil for Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA has opened up the opportunity for grain sorghum oil to be used for making advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. EPA has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at dry-mill ethanol plants and found no …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, sorghum

#ThankYouRFS for 10 Years of Biofuels Success

Cindy Zimmerman

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed 10 years ago this week, with the intent of moving the United States “toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers” under the expansion of the Renewable Fuel Standard created in 2005 and known as RFS2. The Renewable Fuels Association is …

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