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ACE urges EPA to get RFS back on track

Sioux Falls, SD (November 26, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments  today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas in which the proposal falls short in ACE’s written comments, including the proposed…


ACE elects 2020 officers and executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (November 21, 2019) – During its fourth quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2020. Re-elected to serve as officers on the 2020 Executive Committee are: Duane Kristensen, serving as ACE’s Board President. Kristensen is the General Manager and Vice President of Operations of Chief Ethanol Fuels,…


ACE pleased NY approves E15 but still work to do to allow access to mid-level ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (November 20, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) supports part of a rule finalized today by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets to allow the sale of E15, opening the fourth-largest fuel market in the U.S. to a cleaner burning, higher octane fuel. However, ACE is disappointed the rule also explicitly aims to prohibit market access to mid-level ethanol blends.…


ACE commends Senators for calling on EPA to uphold RFS deal, urges others to make their voice heard

Sioux Falls, SD (November 7, 2019) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks  Midwest Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), for submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supplemental rule to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian…


Rural Leaders Petition President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise

A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates today sent a letter to the White House calling on President Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which “fails in its mission to reinvigorate farm economies and reopen biofuel plants across America’s heartland.” The letter was signed by 60 organizations, including the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). It notes…


ACE urges EPA to stop riding the brakes on the RFS and go back to original deal during public hearing

Sioux Falls, SD (October 30, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed supplemental rulemaking to its proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The proposal seeks comment on “projecting the volume of gasoline…


ACE shares technical ethanol information with prospective retailers in developing ethanol market just south of the border

Sioux Falls, SD – Last week, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty returned to Mexico to speak at the first technical ethanol information forum to be held in Juárez, Mexico, near El Paso, Texas. These forums are a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Mexican Association of Service Station Suppliers (AMPES) to inform Mexican petroleum marketers about…


New editorial themes deliver timely content to ACE’s Ethanol Today Magazine in 2020

Sioux Falls, SD – The bimonthly industry trade magazine Ethanol Today, published by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), has released its lineup of editorial themes, as well as magazine advertising  and event sponsorship opportunities for 2020. The publication’s themes cover a wide range of topics, including low carbon and high octane ethanol market opportunities; trade and export market developments;…


Coalition Challenges EPA on 2018 Refinery Waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (October 23, 2019) – A coalition of renewable fuel and agricultural trade organizations filed a petition Tuesday afternoon with the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the process by which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted certain unknown small refineries from their respective Renewable Fuel Standard obligations for 2018. The coalition…


ACE reaction to EPA’s supplemental proposal to 2020 RVO

Sioux Falls, SD (October 15, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a supplemental rulemaking to its proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), following an Oct. 4 White House announcement that the EPA will seek comment on ‘actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s…



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