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ACE DC fly-in underscores biofuel's importance to rural economy

Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C. as part of the organization’s 9th annual fly-in today and tomorrow. “This unique event brings together a group of advocates from all walks of life, putting a human face on the ethanol industry to communicate our policy priorities to Members of Congress and Executive…


ACE applauds ASTM standard for high-octane fuel use

Sioux Falls, SD (March 16, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes a recently published ASTM International standard, which creates a broadly accepted specification for high-octane fuel that could help not only drive innovation in the auto industry, as cars with higher performance engines are introduced into the global marketplace, but growth within the ethanol industry, as these engines…


Trump reinstates review of GHG, fuel economy standards

Sioux Falls, SD (March 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) supports President Donald Trump’s decision today to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and, in harmony with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reinstate…


ACE thanks Members of Congress for RVP waiver extension legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (March 8, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) sent letters to the House and Senate thanking Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Reps. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) for their leadership and support by introducing the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517, H.R. 1311). This bipartisan legislation clarifies…


ACE appoints Fletcher as Communications Director

Sioux Falls, SD (March 6, 2017) – Former bioenergy magazine editor Katie Fletcher has joined the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) staff as Communications Director at the organization’s office based out of Sioux Falls  ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says Fletcher’s experience as a writer and editor at BBI International, a company that produces bioenergy and biofuels events and trade…


ACE elects 2017 executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (March 2, 2017) – During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its officers and executive committee members for 2017. Re-elected to serve as officers on the Executive Committee are: Ron Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol, LLC, an ethanol plant in Wentworth, South Dakota, which produces 50 million gallons of ethanol per year…


ACE comment on apparent RFS-RVP deal

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2017) Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), released the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports that a White House Executive Order is imminent which will shift the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation away from refiners in exchange for providing Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15. “Despite…


Biofuel and ag groups urge Pruitt to deny RFS point of obligation requests

Sioux Falls, SD (February 24, 2017) – Leading organizations of the U.S. biofuel and agricultural industries wrote EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today to highlight that they strongly oppose any change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation.  Signing the letter were the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and the National Farmers Union. “The…


Letter to EPA Director Scott Pruitt on point of obligation

Letter to EPA Director Scott Pruitt on point of obligation


ACE submits comments on the proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule

ACE recently submitted comments on the proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule.



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