Comments Open for Ethanol Blend Increase

Cindy Zimmerman

On the eve of Earth Day 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency began accepting public comment on the waiver request to raise the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline from 10 percent to up to 15 percent. Citing the Earth Day connection, waiver petitioner Growth Energy urged Americans to support the increased use of clean, green ethanol by submitting comments supporting …

blends, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy

Corn Ethanol Remains Industry Building Block

Cindy Zimmerman

As the ethanol industry seeks a waiver to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline, corn-based ethanol remains the basic building block for increased use of the product nationwide. “We have to build the cellulosic industry on the foundation of corn-based ethanol,” Growth Energy co-chairman Wesley Clark told reporters during an appearance at the National Press …

blends, corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Group at the Press Club

Cindy Zimmerman

General Wesley Clark, co-chairman of Growth Energy, addressed the National Press Club’s Newsmaker Series today in Washington, DC. Clark talked about the ethanol industry’s petition to the Environmental Protection Agency for a waiver to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline. “When you are talking about energy, you’re talking about the fundamentals of national security,” said …

Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Industry Formally Petitions for 15 Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

A broad alliance of ethanol industry groups have joined together to formally petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for motor vehicles, according to the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). In addition to ACE, the alliance includes Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and the National Ethanol …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, RFA

Study Shows Economic Stimulus to Increased Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study released today concludes that increasing the blend of ethanol in the U.S. gasoline supply from 10 to 15 percent could boost job creation and economic growth. The study was commissioned by Growth Energy and conducted by researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU). Nancy Hodur, NDSU researcher with the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, says there …

Audio, blends, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy

Tom Buis Expected To Be New Growth Energy CEO

Chuck Zimmerman

Growth Energy will be holding a press conference this morning. Growth Energy Co-Chairman General Wesley Clark will announce two new members of the leadership team at Growth Energy on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Clark will name a CEO and a Senior Advisor, both known for their leadership and service, who will help Growth Energy achieve its …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Groups Criticize Negative Study

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry organizations say a University of Minnesota study critical of corn ethanol is flawed. The study, which claims corn ethanol is worse for health and the environment than gasoline, was analyzed in detail by the Renewable Fuels Association. RFA warns “because there is no consensus within the academic community on the best methods for analyzing highly uncertain potential land …

Environment, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News, RFA

Retired General Tackles Ethanol Land Use Issue

Cindy Zimmerman

Retired General Wesley Clark today embraced his new role as a leader in the growth of renewable energy. Clark was named co-chairman of Growth Energy during a Thursday morning press conference in Washington DC. “Every gallon of ethanol that we put in our fuel system today is a gallon of imported gasoline that we avoid,” Clark said. “This country is …

Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News

General Enlisted to Fight for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy today announced four-star retired General Wesley Clark as the organization’s co-chairman. “It’s a new time for ethanol,” said General Clark during a press conference this morning. “I am very impressed with this industry. What we are doing for national security is profound.” In his new role at Growth Energy, Clark will steer the organization towards meeting its goals …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, News