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ACE: Instead of Complying with Tenth Circuit Court Decision, EPA Seemingly “Aiding and Abetting” Refiners Seeking ‘Gap Year’ RFS Waiver Requests

Sioux Falls, SD (June 18, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its small refinery exemption (SRE) dashboard, disclosing the Agency’s received 52 new SRE petitions or so-called ‘gap filings’ for compliance years 2018 to as far back as 2011 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This update follows pressure from the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and other biofuel…


ACE thanks Senators Thune, Shaheen for introducing a bill to approve long-stalled RFS pathway applications

Sioux Falls, SD (June 17, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for introducing bipartisan legislation today that would help approve certain Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathway applications, like corn fiber, which help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ACE CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement thanking the…


Thune Introduces Bill to Support Hand Sanitizer and Ethanol Production By Extending FDA Guidance

“American ethanol producers stand ready to help America get through these tough times.”


U.S. Farm & Biofuel Leaders Demand Answers on Retroactive EPA Exemptions

In a letter today, America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to offer answers on a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are designed to reconstitute…



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