WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), family farmer and President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the U.S. Senate, today received the “2022 Fueling Growth Award” for his continued support and work on behalf of U.S. biofuel producers. The award presented by Growth Energy, a national biofuels trade association, is exclusively for members of Congress who have consistently championed the benefits of biofuels. The award was presented to Grassley at Growth Energy’s annual Congress reception.
“As a row crop farmer in Iowa, I am touched and honored to receive this recognition. I have worked hard to open new markets for the growth of the biofuels industry, and I always stand up for the farmers of Iowa who feed and feed the world. I fight to raise the value of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and lead the way to a cleaner environment. I pushed administrations on both sides of the aisle to embrace renewable fuels to improve American energy independence and reduce climate change. I will continue to stand up for Iowa farmers and biofuel producers and ensure their voices are heard in Washington,” Grassley said.
“No one has fought harder or longer than Senator Chuck Grassley to cement America’s leadership as the world’s leading producer of low-carbon biofuels. We are deeply grateful for his tireless work on behalf of rural communities in Iowa and across the country, and are thrilled to recognize him once again as a true champion of biofuels. We know Senator Grassley, a farmer with first-hand knowledge of the biofuels industry, will continue to be a powerful voice for cleaner, more affordable fuel options,” Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, said.