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September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations.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


ACE leadership kicks off 31st annual conference in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN (August 16, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) kicked off the first day of sessions for the 31st annual conference at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis with a discussion on the progress being made and work that remains to expand market access for ethanol in the U.S. and around the world. ACE Board President Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels, provided…


ACE elects board of directors at annual meeting

Minneapolis, MN (August 15, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members and the election of two new representatives to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 31st annual conference in Minneapolis. Six incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: ·         Ron Alverson, representing…


ACE pushes for E15 year-round while Acting EPA Administrator visits Iowa

Sioux Falls, SD (August 13, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is featuring an Iowa retailer to elevate the need for year-round approval of E15 with a paid print advertisement in the Des Moines Register (DMR) this week as Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler pays a visit to the state. The ad serves as a reminder that “on a recent visit to Iowa, President…



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