Growth Energy Offers Funding for Blender Pumps

Cindy Zimmerman

“There are over 8 million flexible fuel vehicles across the country with more being produced in each model year. Unfortunately, of the 161,000 gasoline stations in the U.S. only 2,200 offer E85 where FFVs may fuel up with a high level blend of domestic, renewable fuel such at 85% ethanol……….another 132 offer mid-level blends,” said Growth Energy Market Development VP, …

blends, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Worldwide Oil Subsidies Could Top $500 Billion

Joanna Schroeder

Last September, the G-20 leaders announced during an event in Pittsburgh, that they are committed to phasing out controversial fossil-fuel based subsidies. According to the Global Subsidies Initiative, the G-20 leaders blame subsidies for encouraging wasteful consumption and undermining efforts to combat climate change. Referencing studies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, Oil

Growth Energy Responds to Cornell Paper

Joanna Schroeder

The debate rages on regarding ethanol’s greenhouse gas emission reductions (GHGs) as compared to conventional gasoline. Today, Growth Energy came out against two Cornell University professors’ recent paper that criticizes the Environmental Protection Agency’s calculations that grain ethanol boasts a lower GHG than gas. Harry de Gorter and David R. Just, professors of Applied Economics and Management, will have their …

corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy

DF Cast: Ethanol, Biodiesel Industries Welcome RFS-2

John Davis

It’s been a long time in the making, but the Environmental Protection Agency has finally released the new Renewable Fuels Standard … better known as RFS-2. The standard requires that biofuels will have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to the gasoline and diesel fuels they displace and grow in production from last year’s 11.1 billion gallons to 36 billion …

Audio, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, Indirect Land Use, NBB, News, RFA

Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

It’s a busy day for the federal government. Here is what has happened today. The EPA has released its expanded rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard, The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a rule on the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) that would provide financing to increase the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, and the President’s Biofuels Interagency Working …

ACE, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News

Ethanol Poised to Create Jobs in Expanded RFS

Joanna Schroeder

This afternoon, Growth Energy responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s expanded Renewable Fuels Standard, that will create the platform for reaching 36 billions gallons of biofuels by 2022, and specifically praised the Obama administration and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “Growth Energy commends the Obama White House and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for recognizing the value of domestic ethanol both as …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Legislation, News

Shell to Partner with Cosan to Produce Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Another major oil company has entered the Brazilian ethanol market – Shell. According to Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico, Shell and Cosan S.A., Brazil’s largest producer of ethanol, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Moving forward, the two companies hope to create several new joint ventures to the tune of $12 billion that will produce sugar-based ethanol as well as electricity and …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, International

Growth Energy Embraces Obama’s Job Focus

Joanna Schroeder

In general it appears that the biofuels industry is embracing President Obama’s focus on job creation in the clean tech sector. Today, Growth Energy not only applauded Obama’s plan for job creation, but also welcomed the words of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu. Today, Chu spoke about the importance of American energy independence during an appearance at the Washington DC Auto …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Works With Ricardo to Optimize Fuel Economy

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol advocacy organization Growth Energy will be working with automotive technology provider Ricardo to optimize flexible fuel vehicles with ethanol boosted direct injection (EBDI). The ten month project will use Ricardo’s EBDI flex fuel engine, developed from a production V6 gasoline engine, to re-power two GMC Sierra 3500 HD pickup trucks to demonstrate how highly optimized engines fueled on ethanol …

Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Poll Says Most Support Fuel Origin Labeling

Cindy Zimmerman

Most Americans say they would like to know where their fuel comes from, according to a new poll by Growth Energy. The poll of 1200 registered voters found that 68 percent support country-of-origin labeling on gasoline, 15 percent oppose and 17 percent don’t know. The polling data was released in conjunction with an announcement by U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, …

Ethanol, Growth Energy