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ACE Conference to Highlight Ethanol Market Developments and Policy Work Around the World with USGC Leadership

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will host Brian Healy, U.S. Grains Council’s Director of Global Ethanol Development, at its 34th annual conference taking place August 18-20 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, to address activity underway to increase the global use and trade of U.S. ethanol and its coproducts.

“Globally, countries are looking for ways to decarbonize their transport sectors,” Healy said. “With our global presence, we continue to demonstrate to these governments the role that ethanol has in making meaningful GHG reductions. These new policies will drive growth in ethanol markets around the world.”

“While we work to overcome hurdles to increase ethanol demand domestically, we’re pleased to have USGC leadership join us to provide an export market and trade policy update and answer questions for farmers, ethanol producers, and other conference attendees about efforts to develop U.S. ethanol and coproduct markets around the world,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “We appreciate our working relationship with the USGC to support the global expansion of ethanol as a low carbon transportation fuel to help countries meet climate goals.”

Healy’s general session remarks will take place the morning of Friday, August 20, following a conversation among ACE staff and board leadership and Jim Pirolli, Chief Commercial Officer with Summit Carbon Solutions, about carbon sequestration strategies that can help low carbon ethanol producers achieve significant GHG reductions and return on investment. The full 2021 event agenda can be accessed at

At ACE’s 2019 conference USGC President and CEO Ryan LeGrand provided remarks, and USGC’s Mexico Director Stephan Wittig and Jorge Lerdo de Tejada, ethanol consultant in Mexico, provided a Mexico market specific update following ACE’s ongoing partnership with the Council to help gasoline station owners and equipment suppliers in Mexico understand ethanol economics and the opportunity E10 could offer their businesses.

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