Ethanol Summit Includes Plant and Farm Tours

Cindy Zimmerman

Before and after the Ethanol Summit of the Asia-Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, visitors from more than 17 countries in Asia and Oceania have been able to tour farms and ethanol plants around the region. Teams of producers, traders, government officials and business people have been on tours in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin, hosted by state corn …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Waivers Continue as Officials Plan Biofuels Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

As officials with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture were preparing for a meeting today on the Renewable Fuel Standard, reports surfaced that the nation’s second largest oil refiner has requested a “hardship waiver” for one of its facilities. Marathon Petroleum is in merger talks with Andeavor, one of the first large oil companies reported to …

EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Asia Pacific Ethanol Summit Meeting in Minneapolis

Cindy Zimmerman

Industry and government officials from the United States and 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, RFA, Trade, USGC

Growth Energy Creates Global Markets Post

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has appointed industry veteran Craig Willis as Senior Vice President of Global Markets, effective June 1. Willis, who has served as President of Ethanol for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), will oversee the organization’s market development efforts to increase ethanol’s footprint both at home and abroad. “Craig is an ethanol all-star. He has an exceptional track record of building …

Ethanol, Exports, Growth Energy

Devil in the White House RFS Deal Details

Cindy Zimmerman

Tweets from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the official news from the White House meeting Tuesday on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Had WH mtg on RFS/ethanol. No RIN cap & got E15 yr round. Need to see Perdue+Pruitt plan. Devil in details,” tweeted Sen. Grassley. About the same time, Sen. Cruz happily tweeted, …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Growth Energy Members Urge Trump Action

Cindy Zimmerman

An open letter to President Trump from nearly 100 ethanol producers is greeting readers this morning in editions of the New York Times, New York Post, and Wall Street Journal. The letter, signed by members of Growth Energy, urges the president to “unleash rural growth by cutting the red tape holding back homegrown energy” and condemns Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Ads Urge E15 Action

cindy zimmerman

Growth Energy has launched a new radio and digital ad campaign telling listeners in the Midwest that it’s “make or break time” for the rural economy. The ads encourage farmers and ethanol stakeholders to call on President Trump to lift federal restrictions on the sale of E15 fuel blends, a move that would boost farm income amid the sharpest agricultural …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Senators Push President for E-15 RVP Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

With a growing number of “small refinery” exemptions being granted by EPA to not-so-small companies, a bipartisan group of senators is asking President Trump to allow 15% ethanol fuel (E-15) to be sold during the summer all over the country starting this year. In a letter to the president Monday, 18 ethanol state senators made two specific requests. First, they …

ACE, E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFS

Growth Energy Thrilled with Automotive Training Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

A new partnership between the American Ethanol program and the biggest automotive technical institute in the country is an important step forward in Growth Energy‘s mission to show consumers the many benefits of high octane biofuels. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the new partnership is with Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, …

Audio, automotive, Education, Ethanol, Growth Energy

American Ethanol Teams With Universal Technical Institute

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has announced a new partnership between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. As part of the agreement, Growth Energy will support the student resource center at UTI’s NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina. “Growth Energy will be a …

American Ethanol, Ethanol, Growth Energy