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 is 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 …

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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

Wes Clark for Growth Energy

Chuck Zimmerman

A post on Ben Smith’s Blog, part of Politico, says that Growth Energy will be announcing General Wes Clark as their new Co-Chairman. We’ll be on the announcement call to confirm this. General Wes Clark has signed on as a front man for the ethanol industry , a source familiar with his plans said, putting him in the trenches of …

Growth Energy

Ethanol Group to Name Co-Chairman

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has announced that it will name “a major national figure” this week as co-chairman of the recently formed ethanol advocacy group. According to a Growth Energy announcement, “This individual will bring foreign policy experience, environmental leadership, and political expertise to the organization and will be a strong advocate for policies that will help promote renewable energy and create …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, News, POET

UF Student Wins Ethanol Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

The University of Florida Gators are National Champions again this year and now a UF student has won free ethanol-enriched fuel for a year. University of Florida student Joshua Nicdao won the Ethanol Challenge grand prize, valued at $1300, as part of the 2008 Fox Tailgate Tour. The contest was sponsored by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) to …

EPIC, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News, Promotion

Food and Fuel Kit Wins PR Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Nebraska chapter for its work in fighting the misperceptions that ethanol was the primary culprit to the rising cost of food. EPIC’s media kit “Food AND Fuel” received the Award of Excellence from the organization. In addition, EPIC also received an Award of …

EPIC, Ethanol, food and fuel, Growth Energy

Ethanol Groups Join Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is joining with the newly-formed Growth Energy group. EPIC Executive Director Toni Nuernberg made the official announcement today that the organization’s board of directors is recommending a transition plan to the membership for the two groups to combine. “The mission of EPIC’s formation— growing ethanol awareness through public relations, marketing and promotions — will …

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