Tara Chandra with Growth Energy spends much of her time working in the organization’s public policy sector. She helps with their social media efforts and other educational efforts as well as helps their member’s with their policy and communication efforts. Chandra was at the 2013 Commodity Classic that took place in Kissimmee, Florida talking to growers from across the country in an effort to build their grassroots membership.
One area Chandra said she received a lot of questions about how to get more E15 at the pump. She said growers and consumers alike need to continue to ask their retailer to offer E15. Once the retailer is on the hook, organizations like Growth Energy can help them navigate the process of selling E15. At their booth Growth Energy featured one of their Flex-Fuel pumps that allow retailers to sell E10, E15 or E85 among other mid-level ethanol blends.
Chandra said Growth Energy will be all over the country this year spreading the good word about ethanol and encourages growers to join them in their efforts.
Listen to Jamie’s interview with Tara Chandra: Growers Asked to Join Grassroots Ethanol Efforts