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ACE Urges for a Technology-Neutral Approach to Infrastructure and Incentives for E15-E85 and Flexible Fuel Vehicles

As Congress considers infrastructure legislation, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings urges lawmakers to take a technology-neutral approach when making investments to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy in the transportation sector and provides recommendations for ways Congress can spend a small fraction of the proposed $174 billion currently being discussed in support…


ACE: EPA’s Year-Round E15 Regulation Legally Defensible

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation, which finally allowed year-round E15 availability, and the industry’s efforts to defend the rule. Ahead of oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court regarding the lawsuit oil refiners filed to undermine the expansion of E15, Jennings issued the following statement: “EPA’s…


ACE 34th Annual Conference to Discuss Activity Underway to “Accelerate” Ethanol Growth

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual ethanol conference to be held in-person August 18-20, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Biofuels Coalition Welcomes Amicus Briefs in Supreme Court RFS Case

The American Coalition for Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union (collectively referred to as the “Biofuels Coalition”) thanked the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Virginia for filing an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court today in support of the Coalition’s arguments in HollyFrontier…


ACE Thanks USDA for Including Biofuel Producers in Plan to Distribute Unspent Pandemic Assistance

Sioux Falls, SD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA is establishing new programs to bring financial assistance to those who have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions, including biofuels producers. Through the initiative, called USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers, USDA is dedicating at least $6 billion to develop new programs or modify existing…


Biofuels Coalition Files Brief in Supreme Court Case

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Today, the Renewable Fuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Farmers Union, working together as the Biofuels Coalition, filed their response brief in the Supreme Court case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al., v. Renewable Fuels Association, et al. In the brief, the coalition argues in support of the challenged…


ACE Welcomes EPA Allowing Retailers to Sell E15 Year-Round in Kansas City Metro Region

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President and Market Development Director Ron Lamberty today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the Agency has approved of the removal of the low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) gasoline requirements in the Kansas City metro area, which now allows for E15 fuel to be sold in the area year-round. Lamberty issued the…


ACE Supports Minnesota “Future Fuels Act” to Enact First Clean Fuel Standard in the Midwest

Bill Modeled After Midwest Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, Co-Founded by ACE, GPI


ACE Reaction to Michael Regan’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation to formally lead EPA and look forward to working with him to address the long to-do list he inherits with respect…


Dakota Ethanol Reaches a Significant Milestone by Surpassing 1 Billion Gallons of Ethanol Production

Dakota Ethanol, LLC proudly announces the company has surpassed 1 billion gallons of ethanol production at its 90 million-gallon-per-year (MGY) facility in Wentworth, South Dakota. Dakota Ethanol began production in September 2001 with a nameplate capacity of 40 MGY. The evolution of the plant is credited to the united vision of its parent company Lake Area Corn Processors, LLC and its over 1,000 members…



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