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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September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations.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…


Farm, Ethanol Groups Urge President Trump to Restore Integrity to RFS, Allow Year-Round E15 Sales

Sioux Falls, SD (September 12, 2018) – In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and allow year-round…


ACE completes fifth trip to Mexico to address ethanol questions from service station owners

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.  The workshops address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended…


ACE honors ethanol industry contributors with 2018 awards

Sioux Falls, SD (August 21, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 31st annual conference last week in Minneapolis. The most prestigious award, the Merle Anderson Award, is named after the organization’s founder, who passed away last week at the age of 96. The award is given to individuals who…


ACE conference explores ethanol market prospects, fuel quality

Future domestic and global demand opportunities for ethanol and the importance of ensuring its fuel quality as it travels within the U.S. and across the border dominated the first day of general session panels at the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Minneapolis. Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist with KMoore Consulting, addressed the hot topic of fuel quality and the…


ACE comments on proposed 2019 RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (August 17, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on the final day of accepting public comments on the proposal.  ACE commented on several facets of the proposed rule including: how EPA exemptions and waivers are harming…


ACE releases White Paper on the low carbon benefits of corn ethanol during 31st annual conference

Minneapolis, MN (August 17, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the official release of a White Paper today entitled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol,” coinciding with a general session panel at the 31st annual ACE conference in Minneapolis which highlighted the paper in a discussion on updates to lifecycle modeling and opportunities on the…



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