Nussle enters biofuels industry

An alert reader of The Blog sends along news of former Iowa Congressman/2006 Iowa GOP gubernatorial candidate/George W. Bush Administration OMB director Jim Nussle's latest move.

Former OMB Director Jim Nussle today signed on as a part-time senior adviser to Growth Energy Inc., a pro-ethanol lobbying group established by Jeff Broin, a builder and operator of ethanol plants. Nussle will work with outgoing National Farmers Union President Tom Buis, who will become Growth Energy's CEO on March 15. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark is co-chairman of the firm. 

Broin's ethanol company is now known as Poet (follow link above to company website), operating plants in the following Iowa towns: Ashton, Coon Rapids, Corning, Emmetsburg, Gowrie, Hanlontown and Jewell.


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