Ethanol Industry Reacts to EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry groups are reacting to the announcement this morning from the Environmental Protection Agency that may be another six months before a final decision can be made on increasing the allowable ethanol content in fuel to 15 percent. Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters that filed the Green Jobs Waiver seeking E15, is optimistic that the agency …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

EPA Delays Decision on 15 Percent Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it expects to make a final determination in mid-2010 regarding whether to increase the allowable ethanol content in fuel. The agency responded in a letter sent today to Growth Energy, the association that requested a waiver that would allow for the use of up to 15 percent of ethanol in gasoline. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy

Ethanol Industry Waiting on EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

December 1 is the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a decision on the waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline and the industry is anxiously awaiting a positive outcome. The waiver request was submitted by Growth Energy and an alliance of ethanol producer organizations and companies in early March and by law EPA …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Growth Energy Urges Action in California and Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy sent letters to the California Air Resources Board and members of Congress today to address issues that could impact the expansion of ethanol. In California, Growth Energy is calling on the Air Resources Board (ARB) to reopen comments on the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in light of undisclosed documents recently uncovered related to the rulemaking …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

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