EPIC transitions to Growth Energy

By | January 12, 2009
In late November, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council completed its transition into Growth Energy, a newly formed organization dedicated to promoting the promise of agriculture and economic growth through clean energy. It will have offices in Omaha, Neb.; and Washington, D.C., according to Growth Energy spokeswoman Joanna Schroeder.

EPIC, which consists of 33 producing ethanol plant members and approximately 100 associate members, reduced its staff from 14 to eight to prepare for the merger. The new entity's board of directors includes Jeff Broin of Poet LLC, Dave Vander Griend of ICM Inc., Steve McNinch of Western Plains Energy LLC, Al Jentz of Amaizing Energy LLC, Bruce Rastetter of Hawkeye Renewables LLC and Wayne Hoovestol of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.