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ACE urges EPA to reallocate volumes from RFS waivers harming rural America in comments on 2020 RFS proposal

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Today is the final day the Agency is accepting public comments on the proposal. ACE commented on several facets of the proposed rule including: the difference…


ACE honors ethanol industry contributors with 2019 awards

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 32nd annual conference this month in Omaha. The most prestigious award, the Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, is given to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the advancement of the…


Bosselman Enterprises, Pearson Fuels share E15, E85 retail experience at ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (August 27, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosted a diverse mix of ethanol interests in Omaha this month at its 32nd annual conference. Among the speakers were fuel marketers Randy Gard, COO of Bosselman Enterprises, which owns the Nebraska-based Pump & Pantry convenience store chain, and Mike Lewis, co-founder of California-based Pearson Fuels, one of the nation’s…


ACE conference highlights ethanol market developments in Mexico and around the world with USGC leadership

Sioux Falls, SD (August 21, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed Ryan LeGrand, CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), as a keynote speaker during its 32nd annual conference last week in Omaha. USGC’s Stephan Wittig, newly appointed Mexico Director, and Jorge Lerdo de Tejada, ethanol consultant in Mexico, also shared a Mexico market specific update with conference attendees, moderated…


ACE’s annual ethanol conference kicks off in Omaha

Omaha, NE (August 15, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 32nd annual conference kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska, today with a welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and updates from ACE leadership. “As the second largest ethanol producing state in the nation, President Trump’s approval of year-round E15 is a big win for Nebraska,” Governor Ricketts said.  “There is, however, still…


ACE elects board of directors at annual meeting

Omaha, NE (August 14, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members and the election of two new representatives to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 32nd annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Six incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Duane Kristensen, representing…


ACE CEO reaction to EPA’s RFS waiver decisions

Sioux Falls, SD (August 9, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its small refinery exemption (SRE) dashboard today, granting 31 of the 38 waiver requests that were pending from the 2018 compliance year under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “EPA’s refiner-win-at-all-costs…


ACE conference holding timely discussions on strategies for ethanol producers to overcome the margin squeeze

Sioux Falls, SD (August 5, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference, August 14-16, will host a timely general session discussion on ways for ethanol producers to diversify their revenue stream through coproducts, considering the margin squeeze many ethanol plants are facing today. Join ACE at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District next week to hear from leading…



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