Press Releases


Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has been awarded the 2020 Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy, the leading biofuel trade association in the United States. The association’s mission is to represent and support the ethanol industry which is responsible for feeding and fueling America through energy independence, economic advancement, and creating a safer and healthier environment for all Americans.

This award is exclusively reserved for Congressional champions who have supported the biofuels industry and advocated for Growth Energy’s top priorities in 2020, including renewable fuels such as ethanol and consumer choice at the pump.

“I have long supported the ethanol and biofuels industry and believe energy independence is necessary for the future of American jobs in both rural and urban communities,” said Rep. Bacon.As the second largest producer of ethanol in the country, Nebraska is greatly affected by changes to the RFS Program and the environmental advancements of our time. I thank Growth Energy for this award, and I will continue to be an advocate and push for meaningful legislation and solutions that benefit our environment and provide a sustainable clean energy source.”

“During a tumultuous year for the biofuels industry, Congressman Bacon has consistently advocated for our ethanol producers and farming communities alike,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Nebraska’s biofuels industry is fortunate to have Congressman Bacon in their corner, and we are proud to present him with another Fueling Growth Award.”

Congressman Bacon is also a recipient of the 2020 U.S. Wind Champion Award, 2019 Fueling Growth Award, and American Energy Alliance’s 2018 American Energy Champion. During his time in Congress, he has sought to champion policies that harness the power of renewables, expand carbon capture, and reduce carbon emissions.