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ACE opens registration, previews agenda for 30th annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (May 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and announced a preliminary agenda for its milestone 30th annual conference coming up Aug. 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s conference theme is Tested. Proven. Driven. The general session will include testimonials from retailers and fuel marketers on why they are selling…


ACE applauds Branstad’s confirmation as US Ambassador to China

Sioux Falls, SD (May 9, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voice vote today confirming Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the U.S. Ambassador to China: “We’re grateful for the speedy confirmation of Terry Branstad by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We believe as…


ACE encourages member attendance at Perdue town hall meeting

Sioux Falls, SD (May 4, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages its members to join the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in a town hall meeting to be held at the farm of Bill Couser of Couser Cattle Company near Nevada, Iowa, Friday, May 5. Given the sluggish state of the farm economy, Secretary Perdue’s town hall is a timely opportunity to encourage the Trump administration…


ACE supports Branstad for US Ambassador to China

Sioux Falls, SD (May 2, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to consider his nomination to be the U.S. Ambassador to China:  “We want to express to the Foreign Relations Committee our strong support of the nomination…


ACE urges ethanol advocates to participate in EPA regulatory reform comment period

Sioux Falls, SD (April 28, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon after EPA formally began seeking input on existing regulations to be reviewed by its newly established Regulatory Reform Task Force. The Task Force was formed in response to Executive Order 13777 to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding…


Biofuels Stakeholders Issue Statement on Oral Arguments for 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs)

Sioux Falls, SD (April 24, 2017) – In response to oral arguments held earlier today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January 2016, the American Coalition for Ethanol, BIO, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers…


ACE founder awarded for service to agriculture, ethanol industries

Sioux Falls, SD (April 14, 2017) – The founder of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Merle Anderson was honored with the Meritorious Service Award from National Farmers Union (NFU) in a special ceremony and presentation yesterday for the many years he spent advocating for family farmers and the advancement of the American ethanol industry to support local agricultural communities. In 1987,…


ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform agenda

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be repealed, replaced and modified to make them less burdensome. The Task Force will…


ACE leadership informs, congratulates member plants at annual meetings

Sioux Falls, SD (March 30, 2017) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) member ethanol plants have been hosting annual meetings for their investors during the first half of the year. ACE executive vice president Brian Jennings has presented at many of these meetings, including Badger State Ethanol’s annual meeting today in Wisconsin and Dakota Ethanol’s upcoming meeting in South Dakota on April 11,…


ACE 2017 DC fly-in promotes RVP relief, RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (March 27, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members lobbied Members of Congress last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s ninth annual fly-in. The two-day event brought together retailers, ethanol producers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and more to participate in over 120 meetings on Capitol Hill.…



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