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ACE Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Availability of Higher Ethanol Blends

Sioux Falls, SD (March 3, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, with the support of House Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs. This bipartisan legislation would create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program at the United States Department of Agriculture and streamline…


ACE Supports Legislation to Require EPA Adopt GREET Model

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its outdated lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel, specifically by adopting the latest Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model.…


ACE Opens 2021 Scholarship Program, Recognizes 2020 Winners

Sioux Falls, SD (March 2, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year is open for application submission. As ACE introduces this year’s program, the organization congratulates the 2020 scholarship recipients Kaelyn Drury, Cassidy Frericks, and Matthew Sperry. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship through the program to help further their…


ACE Congratulates Tom Vilsack for His Confirmation as USDA Secretary

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “We congratulate Tom Vilsack on his confirmation to once again lead USDA and look forward to working with him on our priority issues, including the timely matter of direct aid to biofuel producers through…


Farm, Biofuel Leaders Embrace EPA’s New Position on Tenth Circuit’s Small Refinery Waiver Decision

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is supporting the Tenth Circuit Court’s January 2020 decision in Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA. After careful review of the decision, EPA’s new leadership agrees with both the court and the biofuel litigants that small refinery exemptions were meant to be temporary and that only pre-existing exemptions may be “extended” by…


ACE Endorses the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act

Sioux Falls, SD (February 19, 2021) –Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Representative Angie Craig (D-Minn) led Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus in introducing the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition…


ACE Urges EPA to Ditch Unwarranted RFS Waiver Petitions

Sioux Falls, SD (February 18, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for comments on petitions received for a waiver for refiners from their blending obligations under the 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA is not proposing to grant any of the waiver petitions but is rather seeking comment to “inform future…


ACE: New CCS Venture Puts Ethanol on Path to Net-Zero Emissions

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the announcement of a new carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project called Summit Carbon Solutions: “ACE welcomes the announcement of this ambitious and important project which recognizes the incredible potential ethanol holds to help achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the U.S. by capturing the…


ACE Shares E15 Equipment Compatibility Expertise During Virtual Hearing on MN Bill to Set E15 Standard

Sioux Falls, SD (February 17, 2021) – In testimony presented during a virtual Minnesota Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee hearing on S.F. 944, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty utilized his fuel retailing experience and expertise to share insights on E15 equipment compatibility with existing infrastructure. The bill would increase…


ACE Elects 2021 Officers and Executive Committee

During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2021. Re-elected to serve as officers on the 2021 Executive Committee are: Dave Sovereign, Chairman of Golden Grain Energy’s Board, which oversees a locally owned 120 million-gallon-per-year (MGY) ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa. Sovereign also serves…



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