EPA Offers Mandatory GHG Reporting Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency will provide an overview of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for ethanol producers who might be affected by the new regulation. The webinar was set up at the request of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy on behalf of their membership. It will consist of a short overview of the final rule with …

Environment, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Work Is Not Done To Develop Ethanol Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the stars on hand to address the crowd at POET’s Project LIBERTY Field Day was former four-star General Wesley Clark. He spoke about the important role they would play in providing more homegrown fuel for the nation. “We are involved in something that is historic,” Clark said. “We are going to significantly reduce our dependence on foreign energy …

Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Growth Energy, POET

Growth Energy Promotes Blender Pumps at NACS

Joanna Schroeder

Growth Energy was at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show in Las Vegas last week promoting the benefits of mid-level ethanol blends and blender pumps to retailers. I spent a few minutes with Phil Lampert, the Vice President of Market Development with Growth Energy. There were between 25,000-30,000 participants ranging from retailers, equipment manufacturers, jobbers and distributors, very …

Audio, blends, conferences, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Corn Grower Named to Growth Energy Board

Cindy Zimmerman

A Minnesota corn grower has been named to the board of directors for Growth Energy. Gary Pestorious is a fifth-generation farmer and CEO of a family-run 12,500-acre farming operation in Freeborn County, Minn. He is a member of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and has served as Chairman of POET-Glenville, a 44-million gallon farmer-owned ethanol plant, since production began 10 …

corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Groups Refute Science Article

Cindy Zimmerman

All of the major ethanol organizations in the country have made statements refuting an article in Science journal this week regarding indirect land use change effects of biofuels. “Fixing a Critical Climate Accounting Error”, authored by recognized ethanol-detractor Timothy Searchinger, argues that biofuels and other bio-based energies should be accountable for the biogenic tailpipe and “smokestack” CO2 emissions that are …

ACE, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Indirect Land Use, RFA

Growth Energy Urges California to Do Low Carbon Right

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy filed new scientific data last week challenging California’s proposal to use international indirect land use change assessments as part of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). In April, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) initially approved the LCFS regulation which included provisions that could ultimately eliminate corn ethanol from the California market. “Growth Energy supports a Low …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, Indirect Land Use

GAO Report Gets Mixed Reviews from Ethanol Groups

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol organizations received a Government Accounting Office report on biofuels this week with mixed reviews. On the plus side, the GAO report indicated that using indirect land use change to evaluate the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard may be difficult due to uncertainty in how that can accurately be measured. According to the report, …

Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, Indirect Land Use, RFA

Renewable Energy Interests Praise, Criticize Boxer-Kerry Climate Bill

John Davis

Backers of weaning the U.S. off of non-renewable, foreign petroleum are giving mixed reviews to the latest climate bill introduced today in the U.S. Senate. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) debuted the “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” an 821-page bill designed to “create clean energy jobs, reduce pollution, and protect American security by enhancing domestic …

Government, Growth Energy, Legislation