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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…


ACE leadership testifies on proposed 2020 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Communications Director Katie Fletcher testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Fletcher's testimony highlighted some points which will be detailed in ACE’s written…


Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) — An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to lift a stay it placed on a joint 2018 petition asking the court to protect the renewable fuels industry from undue harm caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The petition, filed late Tuesday afternoon, asks EPA to revise its Renewable…


ACE calls on EPA to rely on the GREET model as it considers future RFS volumes

In a letter to EPA, ACE highlights a new soil carbon meta-analysis and reiterates the need to adopt the latest GREET model for the lifecycle analysis of corn ethanol.


One of the largest E85 suppliers, Pearson Fuels, to share experience selling in California market at ACE August conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 17, 2019) – A flex fuel retailer panel will be part of the general session lineup again this year at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 32nd annual conference, August 14-16 in Omaha, Nebraska. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty will moderate a panel entitled “RINs, Carbon Credits, and other E15 and Flex Fuel Marketer Math” between panelists Mike Lewis, co-founder of…


Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol following tour of Iowa ethanol supply chain

Sioux Falls, SD (July 15, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) hosted a tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in Iowa last week to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa.  Tour leaders Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice…


Mexican retailers to tour Iowa ethanol supply chain as a model for Mexico’s emerging fuel market

The American Coalition for Ethanol and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association embark on a tour today leading Mexican retailers in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council across Iowa to see how U.S. ethanol is made, distributed, and sold as they implement blends up to E10 in Mexico.


ACE CEO reaction to EPA’s proposed 2020 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 5, 2019) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “While EPA says it is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel blending target for 2020, refinery exemptions without reallocation…



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