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ACE announces dates, online registration, and “Power by People” theme for annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (May 21, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is announcing the dates, theme and that registration is now open for its upcoming 27th annual Ethanol Conference. The event is scheduled for August 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and interested parties can register for the conference here.   ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the theme of the event is “Power by…


ACE announces dates, online registration, and “Power by People” theme for annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (May 21, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is announcing the dates, theme and that registration is now open for its upcoming 27th annual Ethanol Conference. The event is scheduled for August 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and interested parties can register for the conference here.   ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the theme of the event is “Power by…


ACE Says Blend Wall “Cost” Reports are Incomplete and Misleading

Sioux Falls, SD (April 3, 2014) – Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called media reports that the “blend wall” cost refiners approximately $1.35 billion dollars last year “incomplete and misleading.”  A recent Reuters article said that was the amount nine companies paid for Renewable Identification Number (RINs), which are credits refiners provide…


ACE meets with Administration and Capitol Hill decision makers during grassroots fly-in this week

Sioux Falls, SD (March 25, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and more than 80 of its members are in Washington, DC to meet with top Administration officials and Members of Congress as part of the advocacy group’s “Biofuels Beltway March” annual fly-in today and tomorrow.  Ethanol advocates and supporters will have nearly 170 meetings with lawmakers or their staff representing 45 states…


ACE elects 2014 board officers

Sioux Falls, SD (February 7, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) elected its 2014 board officers this week with a continued emphasis on providing opportunities for independent ethanol producers, farmers, and grassroots advocates to innovate and succeed.  Ron Alverson, founding chairman and current board member of Dakota Ethanol, a 48 million-gallon-per-year (MGY) ethanol producer in Wentworth,…


ACE tells EPA its RFS proposal is unlawful and ignores retail success with higher ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (January 28, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today submitted comments inresponse to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to reduce ethanol use under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2014 below ten percent of gasoline demand.  ACE made a strong and convincing case that that Congress did not provide EPA with the authority to adjust the RFS based on…


Grassroots ethanol supporters will ‘march’ to Washington, DC March 25-26

Sioux Falls, SD (January 14, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is announcing the dates for the sixth annualWashington, DC fly-in, commonly referred to as the “Biofuels Beltway March.” Ethanol advocates and supporters will meet with key administration officials and Members of Congress on March 25th and 26th this year.  “The most effective lobbyists aren’t lobbyists at all, but rather…


Grassroots ethanol supporters will ‘march’ to Washington, DC March 25-26

Sioux Falls, SD (January 14, 2014) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is announcing the dates for the sixth annualWashington, DC fly-in, commonly referred to as the “Biofuels Beltway March.” Ethanol advocates and supporters will meet with key administration officials and Members of Congress on March 25th and 26th this year.   “The most effective lobbyists aren’t lobbyists at all, but rather…


ACE to host RFS comment webinar

Sioux Falls, SD (December 9, 2013) – Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), today said the advocacy group will be hosting a webinar at 11 AM (CST) on Tuesday, December 17 on how to make comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed RFS rule for 2014.  “The individual and personal stories of grassroots ethanol supporters from all…


ACE to testify in support of RFS at EPA hearing

Sioux Falls, SD (December 2, 2013) – Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), announced today that ACE officials and members will be testifying against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard rule during the EPA’s public hearing in Crystal City, Virginia on December 5th. Jennings says ACE’s Washington D.C. advisor…



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