Driving Ethanol Policy Priorities

Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley is featured in this episode of the Driving Ethanol podcast after he appeared on a panel at the National Biodiesel Conference to talk about how they worked together last year to fight back against the attempt to change the Point of Obligation and the Notice of Data Availability that threatened volumes …

Driving Ethanol Home for the Holidays

Last year, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans took a holiday road trip and we can expect at least that many on the road this year heading home for the holidays. Growth Energy wants to let all those holiday drivers know that E15 (15% ethanol) can brighten the season even more by helping them save a little green. In …

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Growth Energy CEO Testifies on High Octane Ethanol

Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were the main focus of a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles Friday. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified before the panel that ethanol is a ready solution for more efficient engines that require high octane fuels to operate effectively and lower greenhouse …

Study Finds Oil Driving Food Prices

Attached is an audio report and sound bites featuring comments from the Farm Foundation forum and report on “What’s Driving Food Prices?” Featured are Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin, Purdue University economist Wally Tyner, and University of Nebraska public policy analyst Brad Lubben. Full Release

Ethanol Report – RFA Reacts to Criticisms

Attached is an audio report featuring comments from Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen on a number of topics coinciding with the annual RFA board of directors meeting in St. Louis this week. He talks about the angst felt by ethanol producers seeing their product maligned in the media and why the Texas governor’s request for a waiver of the …

When Clearing the Air about Ethanol, Consumers Respond

Ethanol Promotion and Information CouncilOmaha, Neb. (November 17, 2006) – (AgNewsWire) An informed consumer is the ethanol industry’s most effective tool for increasing awareness of the cleaner, renewable fuel. A national survey, released today, found that when respondents are provided with relevant information about ethanol, their interest to purchase increased by nearly 20 percent.

On-Line Course Teaches the Mechanics of Ethanol

Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 31, 2006) (AgNewsWire) A new on-line training course for ethanol provides an understanding of ethanol fuel and how it affects engine performance and the environment. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) developed the Ethanol Fuel Performance Training module for anyone who wants to get to know the technical side of the fuel, according to Reece Nanfito, …

Are You Ready For Some Ethanol?

Omaha, Neb. (October 5, 2006) (AgNewsWire) The ethanol industry has kicked off a new promotion with tailgate parties and pump promotions centered around pro football games this fall. According to Reece Nanfito, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council’s (EPIC) senior director of marketing, promotions for the ag-based fuel are planned to take place prior to professional football match-ups around the country. …

Help Ethanol Celebrate 50 Years of Interstate Travel

Omaha, NE (June 15, 2006 – AgNewsWire) – Ethanol is fueling the 50th anniversary celebration of the U.S. interstate highway system June 16 -29 when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will sponsor a cross-country convoy from San Francisco to Washington D.C. All cars in the convoy will use E10, a blend of 90 percent unleaded …

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Growth Energy Comments on Recent EPA Actions

With the scandal over the Environmental Protection Agency granting numerous small refinery hardship waivers growing, Growth Energy has sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt demanding a moratorium on waivers being issued. In this edition of the Growth Energy Driving Ethanol podcast, CEO Emily Skor comments on this, as well as objections to the Philadelphia Energy …

Growth Energy Podcast from NAFB

The Growth Energy Driving Ethanol podcast this week comes from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting 74th annual convention in Kansas City last week. It was the first time that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor spoke with dozens of broadcasters at the event, commenting on a variety of issues, including the hold up of Bill Northey’s nomination, the upcoming release …

Iowa Corn Looks to Increase Corn Use in Plastics

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board is one step closer to expanding the corn market after receiving a new patent application on a proprietary production method using corn in the industrial manufacturing of monoethylene glycol (MEG). Most MEG is produced from fossil fuels, with the exception of some bio-MEG made from sugarcane ethanol and sourced from Brazil. Consumers are driving a …

New Holland Announces MyNewHolland.com

This morning New Holland launched MyNewHolland.com. This new virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, contribute to farming related discussions and access premium contents and services. It is very simple to create an account by visiting MyNewHolland.com. Full news release can be downloaded here (.doc). Community members will have access to the features currently …

National Poll: Biofuels Most Acceptable Way to Achieve Energy Independence

Omaha, Neb. (November 12, 2008) – Biofuels top the list as the most acceptable avenue to long term energy security in the nation, according to a national consumer survey commissioned by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). EPIC Executive Director Toni Nuernberg said they interviewed over 1,000 consumers nationwide for the survey. “About 73 percent of them responded that …