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

Growth Energy Backs Testing of Curb Pump Dispensing Hose

Chuck Zimmerman

“Veyance Technologies is pleased to be in a position to make the submission to UL for its review and consideration,” stated Paula Russell, Veyance Technologies. “We have invested significant resources in development of a curb-pump hose and are confident it will meet the robust U.L. standards. We appreciate the financial support being provided by Growth Energy that is allowing us …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Press Conference at Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Gen. Wesley Clark, Growth Energy, made an announcement this morning at the Farm Progress Show. The organization is calling for country of origin labeling for fuel. I would call that COOL for fuel! Hey, we do it with food, why not fuel? General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, today called on the United States Congress and the White House …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy