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ACE Testimony Encourages EPA to Get the RFS Back on Track

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty testified today during a virtual public hearing on the Proposed Extension of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Compliance Deadlines the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in November. Lamberty’s testimony pointed out that if EPA would have finalized the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) on time last November and…


ACE Participates in OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) consultant Jonathon Lehman speaks today on behalf of the organization on a panel entitled “Reducing Carbon Intensity in Renewable Fuels with Climate Smart Farming Practices” with representatives from Gevo and the American Society of Agronomy at the OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop in San Francisco, California. Lehman’s company Cultivating Conservation helps…


ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act  

Today, Reps. Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Angie Craig (MN-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03) introduced the Defend the Blend Act, bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued…


ACE Supports Policies to Credit Farmers and Ethanol Producers for Reaching Net-Zero GHGs by 2050

During its November 10, 2021 meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors voted to support new policies that credit farmers and ethanol producers for activities helping ethanol reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by mid-century. THE RESOLUTION: The ACE Board of Directors supports the adoption of policies at the state and/or federal level that recognize ethanol…


ACE Communications Director Takes on Public Affairs Role at Organization

Former American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Communications Director Katie Muckenhirn (maiden name Fletcher) has taken on the new role of Vice President of Public Affairs at the organization’s office based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Muckenhirn will continue to manage the organization’s media relations, while assuming a larger role in ACE’s public policy efforts and planning of ACE’s Washington,…


ACE Stands with Midwest Governors in Working to Ensure Retailers Can Sell E15 Year-Round

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) commended the bipartisan group of Midwestern governors today for their letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, announcing their intention of exploring all options to ensure retailers can continue to sell E15 all year long without interruption and requesting an open a dialogue with EPA to make this happen. In the letter, the governors…


USDA CSAF Program an Opportunity to Scale Up ACE’s RCPP Project to Ensure Farmer Access to Low Carbon Fuel Markets

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry (CSAF) Partnership Program designed to scale the deployment of climate-smart farming practices and demonstrate the link those practices have on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from products such as biofuels. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today submitted…


New Editorial Themes Deliver Resourceful, Timely Content for ACE’s Ethanol Today Magazine Readers in 2022

The bimonthly industry trade magazine Ethanol Today, published by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), has issued its lineup of editorial themes, as well as magazine advertising opportunities for 2022. The publication’s themes cover a wide range of topics, particularly those that highlight the latest developments in the industry to capitalize on corn ethanol’s low carbon benefits, including a…


ACE Thanks Argonne for 2021 GREET Model Updates

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) expresses its appreciation toward U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) scientists for updates to the Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model, which is widely recognized as the gold-standard tool used to audit the energy and environmental effects of transportation fuels such as ethanol and gasoline. The…


ACE Welcomes Directive to Help Inform a New Clean Fuel Standard in Minnesota

Today, Governor Tim Walz directed the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Transportation to lead engagement of a broad range of stakeholders across the state to help inform a new Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in Minnesota. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement of support for this directive: “We thank Governor Walz for issuing…



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