November 23, 2020: Ethanol in a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy
Ethanol is considered a low carbon fuel under clean fuel policies. The webinar provided attendees opportunities to gain insights from experts in several key areas: hear about the Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, learn how a clean fuels program can benefit the ethanol industry, gain a better understanding of how ethanol pathways would generate credits, see analysis modeling credit revenues in various scenarios, hear from industry representatives across the ethanol supply chain on how a clean fuels policy could support ethanol initiatives in the Midwest. Learn more about the framework for a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy by downloading a copy of the White Paper here, published in January 2020.
September 1, 2020: LCFS Verifications Demystified, What We’ve Learned
The webinar provided an on-the-ground update from compliance experts working on the first fuel pathway validations of 2020. Learn about application validation process – what really happens, trends and common pitfalls to avoid, tips on improving your LCFS validation/verification program, and fiber/enzymes, co-products, and operating conditions from the folks who know the regulations and how an ethanol plant operations.
April 8, 2020: What’s in the CARES Act and Does My Company Qualify for Stimulus Assistance?
In response to the economic fallout from the spread of the coronavirus across the U.S., Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a stimulus package designed to infuse $2 trillion into the economy through loans, direct payments, expansion of unemployment benefits and tax relief which was signed into law by President Trump on March 27. While the CARES Act does not contain ethanol-specific provisions, there are certain programs which could benefit ethanol producers and other industry stakeholders. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), along with experts from accounting and consulting firm Christianson PLLP and agribusiness financial services provider CoBank, provide an assessment of the CARES Act from the outlook of the ethanol industry — what’s in it and how do I seek possible opportunities?
February 25, 2021 2-3 PM CST: The Biden Administration and the 117th Congress
With a new president and Congress transition underway, ACE CEO Brian Jennings and ACE Lobbyist Jonathon Lehman outline expectations and opportunities for 2021 and beyond.
March 3, 2020 - What's next? developing new markets and strategic policies in 2020
ACE CEO Brian Jennings and Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty discuss what ACE has in store for 2020, including updates on ACE’s Flex Fuel Forward campaign to educate retailers around the country on selling higher blends, the recently proposed USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, and new policy initiatives to spur demand for higher blends based on the low carbon benefits of ethanol.
September 24, 2019 - What's next for ethanol in DC?
Join ACE CEO Brian Jennings and Lobbyist Jonathon Lehman as they discuss the status of priority issues and steps the industry can take to go on offense in DC.
may 14, 2019 - e15 FIEld progress report & developing markets, nationwide-worldwide
Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President & Market Development Director, provided a progress report on E15 implementation and an overview on what retailers can do to utilize current equipment and how various roadblocks are being handled in state law. Ron also provided updates on markets beyond the U.S. in China, India, Mexico and Brazil.
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 - POLICY PRIORITIES AND THE LOW CARBON BENEFITS OF ETHANOL
ACE leadership previews rules, regulations, and legislation coming down the pike in 2019, and discusses ACE efforts to promote the low carbon benefits of ethanol, including an overview of ACE’s white paper, “Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol,” and a new soil health/carbon pilot program in the Farm Bill.
DECEMBER 2018 WEBINAR - MIDTERM ELECTIONS: ANALYSIS AND EXPECTATIONS
ACE CEO Brian Jennings and DC Lobbyist Jonathon Lehman break down the results of the 2018 Midterm elections and what those results will mean to the ethanol industry in 2019.
SEPTEMBER 2018 WEBINAR - MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS REPORT - HOME & ABROAD
ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty and Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist, of KMoore Consulting, Inc, provide details of their efforts on the ground in Mexico helping ethanol enter the nation’s fuel marketplace. The presentation will include updates on UL listings for E25 and E40, ASTM spec changes affecting ethanol, weights & measures higher-blend labeling challenges, and retailer feedback and advice for promoting ethanol to consumers.
MAY 2018 WEBINAR - EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FLEX (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)
Hear about ACE’s market development efforts over the past several months, and learn what we’ve been learning from retailers as we travel around the nation (and beyond) talking about selling higher blends of ethanol.
FEBRUARY 2018 WEBINAR - OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES TO INCREASING ETHANOL DEMAND IN 2018
Brian Jennings, ACE CEO and Jonathon Lehman, ACE DC Counsel, discuss ongoing efforts to increase ethanol demand around the country.
DECEMBER 2017 WEBINAR - ETHANOL ACCOMPLISHMENTS (AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS)
ACE leadership reviewed the challenges, opportunities and progress made during the first year of the Trump Administration and examined policy priorities and market development trends coming your way in the new year.
SEPTEMBER 2017 WEBINAR - WHAT DO RETAILERS REALLY WANT?
There have been programs and campaigns developed by the ethanol industry and supporters to provide information, funding, and whatever else we think retailers need, to convince them to sell E15 and flex fuels. Some have worked, some haven’t. We’ve been talking to retailers, and asking them what they need. Hosted by Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President and Director of Market Development.
JUNE 2017 WEBINAR - LOOKING AHEAD: WHAT'S COMING DOWN THE PIKE IN DC FOR ETHANOL
Hosted by ACE leadership, ACE’s second webinar of 2017 took a reflective look at the first six months under the Trump Administration and 115th Congress and provided direction on what the next six could look like. The webinar also served as an opportunity to preview what to expect at our 30th annual ACE conference in Omaha coming up August 15-17.
JANUARY 2017 WEBINAR - ETHANOL OUTLOOK: PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE 115TH CONGRESS
ACE leadership hosted a discussion about how to advance ethanol's policy priorities in the incoming Trump Administration and 115th Congress on January 18, 2017.
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