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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dear {ind_first_name},

The Administration’s decision last week to approve E15 for vehicles made since 2001 is an enormous stride forward for our country’s economy, environment and national security.

While there are still a number of hurdles to overcome before we will be able to move E15 into the marketplace, last week’s decision blew a hole in the blend wall. But we won’t stop until we tear the whole wall down!

I encourage you to share this exciting news. Although this is a significant victory, our critics have not given up – and that means we cannot stop pushing our positive ethanol message. Visit our Action Center and send a letter to your local media outlet.

Did you know we blog? Yes, we're part of the blogosphere! We post on all kinds of topics and most of it is entertaining. Take a look and let us know what you think.

You can also find updated information about E15 on the Growth Energy website, here. And, don’t forget to join our online conversations by following our Twitter feed and Facebook page.

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Tom Buis, Co-Chairman, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Nabs Top Awards . . .

Growth Energy’s national advertising campaign, dubbed “Facts” won regional honors by the National Agri-Marketing Association, including a First Place award, in a judging of the nation’s best work in agricultural communications in 2010. This was the first-ever sustained national ad campaign by the domestic ethanol industry.

Chris Thorne, Growth Energy Director of Public Affairs said, “This is a very welcome recognition of the great creative work that went into the ads. But in turn we must recognize that it was the membership of Growth Energy that saw the need for a robust and vigorous effort to communicate the positive ethanol story to those Americans who haven’t heard it. The entire Facts campaign was designed to reach decision-makers across the country – whether that be a lawmaker in Washington or a suburban mom in New Jersey – and remind them that ethanol is our country’s only alternative to foreign oil.”

Watch the ads and read more about these awards here.

USDA Takes Steps to Advance Biofuels . . .

In a press briefing last week, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for ethanol infrastructure to support the production and usage of advanced biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol.

CEO Tom Buis said, “Secretary Vilsack and the Administration are showing tremendous foresight by investing in programs that will advance America’s renewable energy goals. This funding will help wean our nation off our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs here in the U.S. and improve our environment by promoting the rapid commercialization of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels.”

To read the Growth Energy statement, click here.

Growth Energy represents producers and supporters of ethanol working to bring consumers better choices at the fuel pump, grow America’s economy and improve the environment for future generations. Our organization’s national campaign — online at — serves as the leading source of information for consumers seeking cleaner, more affordable fueling options. For more information on our organization, visit us at, follow us on Twitter @GrowthEnergy, or connect with us on Facebook.

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