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ACE: 95 RON trade for RFS repeal not an ethanol growth strategy

Sioux Falls, SD (December 11, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued a statement today responding to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on the discussion draft “21st Century Transportation Fuels Act,” which proposes an exchange of a national (95 RON) octane fuel requirement for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Below…


ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the statement below in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The Agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.92 billion gallons next year of which 4.92 billion gallons shall be advanced…


Mexico City marks sixth visit to Mexico for ACE in 2018 to address ethanol questions from service station owners

Sioux Falls, SD (November 20, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City last week for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. The workshops were a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council and the Mexican Association of Service Station Suppliers (AMPES), to inform local station…


ACE submits comments on how high octane ethanol is the solution to improved fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 26, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations for removing regulatory barriers restricting market access to high octane midlevel ethanol blends in its comments submitted today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient…


ACE CEO encourages USDA Secretary, SD dignitaries to help expedite E15 rulemaking for 2019 summer driving season

Sioux Falls, SD (October 25, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings attended a roundtable discussion in Chancellor, South Dakota, today with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, along with SD Senator Mike Rounds and SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem, and other ethanol and corn grower representation, to discuss the rollout of a rule to allow…


New editorial themes deliver timely content to ACE’s Ethanol Today Magazine in 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (October 23, 2018) – The bimonthly industry trade magazine Ethanol Today, published by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), has released its lineup of editorial themes, as well as magazine advertising  and event sponsorship opportunities for 2019. The publication’s themes cover a wide range of topics, including clean fuel and high octane ethanol market opportunities; trade; an…


ACE applauds President Trump’s E15 year-round announcement

Sioux Falls, SD (October 9, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 by instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process: “We are sincerely grateful the President is making good on his promise to require…


ACE leadership testifies on fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (September 26, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testified today during the public hearing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars…


New webinar series addresses cooling capacity issues, system optimization

Sioux Falls, SD (September 25, 2018) - An upcoming series of webinars hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will help educate ethanol plant management and staff on how to address cooling system capacity issues, which, according to statistics published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other agencies, result in lost revenue of $500 million. The series, titled “Essential…


ACE: Ohio retailer hopeful 2018 is the final time he will deal with the E15 summer restriction

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2018) – With the last day of the summertime restriction on Reid vapor pressure (RVP) fast-approaching, September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations. This is the seventh year retailers offering E15 have had to sell it as flex fuel or remove…



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