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ACE Appreciates the Push for Historic Biofuel Infrastructure Funds Currently Included in the House Version of the Reconciliation Bill

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senate and House biofuel supporters for pushing for the inclusion of biofuels infrastructure funding in the reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The House Agriculture Committee is set to mark up bill language that provides $960 million in competitive grants to install, retrofit or upgrade infrastructure to sell higher ethanol and biodiesel…


ACE Working to Ensure E15 Still Available for Next Summer’s Driving Season

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denial of a petition by industry partners for a rehearing of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs EPA decision that rejected EPA’s 2019 regulation allowing year-round E15 sales. Jennings issued the following statement in reaction: “ACE is disappointed the…


ACE Thanks Corn Growers for Their Investment to Move Significant Ethanol Gallons in California

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes the recent announcement that several state corn grower associations are investing $1.25 million dollars to help San Diego-based fuel marketer Pearson Fuels expand availability of E85 in California. ACE will be sharing the news with prospective E85 retailers as it exhibits alongside Pearson Fuels at the Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit this week in…


Biofuel and Ag Leaders Oppose EPA Motion to Remand 2018 SREs Without Vacatur

Last night, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union opposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion to remand but not vacate the 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) the Trump Administration granted in August 2019. The coalition of biofuel and ag leaders is currently…


ACE Thanks Congressional Biofuel Champions for Pushing for Support for Renewable Fuels in Reconciliation Package

Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in…


ACE Calls for a Legislative Hearing to Highlight How the Next Generation Fuels Act Would Remove Ethanol Market Barriers and Could Be Improved to Reward Efficient Ethanol Producers

Following Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill. 17th) recent introduction of the “Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021” (H.R. 5089), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called for a legislative hearing on the bill in order to receive testimony on how it would remove market barriers to ethanol and improvements that should be made to the legislation to reward farmers for climate-smart practices…


ACE 2021 Awards Honor Ethanol Industry Contributors

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates in the past and present for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 34th annual conference this month in Minneapolis. The Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, goes to the late Larry Johnson this year. Most famous for driving the ethanol “answer van” around the Midwest to address questions…


ACE Unveils Never Before Demonstrated Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle Project at Conference

With the push to net-zero vehicles over the next 10 to 30 years, and with “net zero” being understood as electric vehicles (EVs), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to disrupt this narrative and timeline by showing low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol already have cleaner lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…


Faulty Carbon Accounting in Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021 Penalizes Efficient Ethanol Producers

Nearly one year after introducing similar legislation in the 116th Congress, retiring Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill. 17th) introduced the “Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021” (H.R. 5089), a bill to address ethanol market barriers and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in fuel. The legislation would require high octane fuel, limit aromatics in gas, ensure all blends of ethanol receive the same RVP treatment…


ACE Testimony to EPA Advocates for Greater Emphasis on Low Carbon, High Octane Ethanol in Vehicle Emissions Standards

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testifies today during a virtual public hearing on the Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed earlier this month. Jennings’ testimony emphasizes how EPA’s proposal must place much greater emphasis on improving the quality of liquid fuel, which…



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