Growth Energy launches ad campaign as nation’s eyes turn to Iowa

By Growth Energy | February 01, 2016

On Feb. 1, Growth Energy launched a significant, six-figure television and digital ad campaign highlighting ethanol’s contribution to a cleaner, more prosperous, more secure America. The spot features Iowa farmer Chris Soules, star of hit shows The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars. The ad will appear nationwide on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.

The ads convey the importance of American-made ethanol and the benefits it provides to our country. The campaign comes as all eyes turn toward Iowa for the first-of-the-nation caucuses, where there has been an outpouring of support for clean, secure, American ethanol and the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from Iowa voters alongside 12 of the 14 presidential candidates.

“Thanks to homegrown ethanol, we’re seeing major economic and environmental benefits,” said Tom Buis, co-chair of Growth Energy. “American-made ethanol cuts our dependence on foreign oil and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, creates jobs and provides consumers with a choice at the pump. Ethanol and the RFS are crucial to continue allowing America’s farmers and innovators to produce clean, renewable energy here at home. It’s no coincidence that an overwhelming, bipartisan majority of candidates for president have all realized the immense benefits and potential of ethanol.”

“It’s important now more than ever that we recognize ethanol’s critical role in America’s energy policy. Ethanol makes up 10 percent of the current motor fuel supply and it is continuing to grow as we see widespread adoption of higher blends such as E15. Ethanol is a 21st century fuel for 21st century vehicles. We must ensure its continued support and development as we work to meet our growing energy needs,” Buis concluded.