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“What it Takes” theme for ACE’s 32nd annual conference

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) opens registration for its annual ethanol conference August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown

Sioux Falls, SD (May 17, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) opened registration for its 32nd annual conference August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska. This year’s “What it Takes” conference theme and programming reflect the ethanol industry’s fortitude for growing the business of clean fuel despite several headwinds the industry battles today. 

“Rural America is under tremendous economic stress due to artificial limits on demand and we have more policy irons in the fire than ever before,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “There’s no time like the present to come together, so we encourage ethanol producers and industry members to register for this year’s conference and join us in Omaha this summer as we have candid conversations about ‘what it takes’ to move this industry forward.”

For over three decades, the ACE conference has focused on the people of the ethanol industry and their priorities — a meeting where ethanol producers rub shoulders with retailers, policymakers, researchers, and other industry members. The event provides two days of general sessions, including updates from ACE leadership, as well as insight on topics like the ethanol retail marketplace, future demand opportunities, and trade developments from fuel retailers and industry experts. The conference also offers nine breakout sessions with subjects covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable.

“We’re looking forward to providing a conversational forum for our industry to share the latest activities underway to increase demand for ethanol here and around the world,” Jennings added. “The ethanol industry was built from the ground up by people who understood that the only way to get everything you want is to give everything you got.”

Stay tuned for more agenda details in the upcoming weeks. For more information about the event, please contact Shannon Gustafson at or visit There are several conference sponsorship opportunities available. The  2019 Sponsorship and Advertising Guide also offers bundled advertising opportunities in ACE’s Ethanol Today magazine for event sponsors. Contact Chuck Beck at to find out how you can maximize your reach while minimizing the expense. 

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