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ACE Calls for a Legislative Hearing to Highlight How the Next Generation Fuels Act Would Remove Ethanol Market Barriers and Could Be Improved to Reward Efficient Ethanol Producers

Following Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill. 17th) recent introduction of the “Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021” (H.R. 5089), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called for a legislative hearing on the bill in order to receive testimony on how it would remove market barriers to ethanol and improvements that should be made to the legislation to reward farmers for climate-smart practices…


ACE 2021 Awards Honor Ethanol Industry Contributors

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates in the past and present for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 34th annual conference this month in Minneapolis. The Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, goes to the late Larry Johnson this year. Most famous for driving the ethanol “answer van” around the Midwest to address questions…


ACE Unveils Never Before Demonstrated Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle Project at Conference

With the push to net-zero vehicles over the next 10 to 30 years, and with “net zero” being understood as electric vehicles (EVs), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to disrupt this narrative and timeline by showing low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol already have cleaner lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…


Faulty Carbon Accounting in Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021 Penalizes Efficient Ethanol Producers

Nearly one year after introducing similar legislation in the 116th Congress, retiring Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill. 17th) introduced the “Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021” (H.R. 5089), a bill to address ethanol market barriers and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in fuel. The legislation would require high octane fuel, limit aromatics in gas, ensure all blends of ethanol receive the same RVP treatment…


ACE Testimony to EPA Advocates for Greater Emphasis on Low Carbon, High Octane Ethanol in Vehicle Emissions Standards

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testifies today during a virtual public hearing on the Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed earlier this month. Jennings’ testimony emphasizes how EPA’s proposal must place much greater emphasis on improving the quality of liquid fuel, which…


ACE and Minnesota Congressional Leadership Kick Off Annual Ethanol Conference in Minneapolis

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 34th annual conference kicked off in Minneapolis today with remarks from U.S. Representative Angie Craig (MN-02) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), as well as updates from the organization’s leadership, including ACE Board President Dave Sovereign, representing Iowa-based Golden Grain Energy, ACE CEO Brian Jennings, and ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty. Rep.…


ACE Elects Board of Directors During Annual Business Meeting

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 34th annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seven incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Cardinal Ethanol – Represented by Bill Dartt Christianson PLLP – Represented by John…


ACE to Biden: Proper RFS Implementation and Year-Round E15 Will Meaningfully Reduce Transportation Sector GHGs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called on U.S. President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings outlined how these actions are the quickest way to reduce greenhouse…


ACE: Senate Infrastructure Package Falls Short for Low Carbon Biofuels

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement on the lack of investment in low carbon biofuels in the bipartisan infrastructure package the U.S. Senate passed today: “The Senate’s infrastructure bill is a missed opportunity to capitalize on ethanol’s ability to deliver significant short- to mid-term gains toward decarbonizing the transportation sector by…


ACE Welcomes U.S. Representative Angie Craig to 34th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased to announce it will host U.S. Representative Angie Craig (D-Minn.) to provide a special address during its 34th annual ACE conference next week. Representative Craig will be featured in the slate of morning general sessions on Thursday, August 19, welcoming attendees and providing an update on biofuel issues from her perspective on Capitol Hill. “Increasing…



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