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ACE Conference Panel of Ethanol Producers Get Candid About Adapting to the Unexpected and What’s Next

ACE shares a preview of September 16 “Producer Perspectives” panel with commentary about the election and EPA mismanagement of the RFS.


Ethanol Coalition Welcomes Reports of ‘Gap-Year’ Waiver Petition Denials, Denounces Refiners’ Supreme Court Petition

Sioux Falls, SD (September 9, 2020) – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Farmers Union (NFU) and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today welcomed news reports that President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of so-called “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions intended to circumvent the Tenth Circuit…


ACE Welcomes Senate Democrats’ Report Providing More Congressional Credit to Biofuel’s Role in Reducing GHG Emissions

Sioux Falls, SD (August 25, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a report “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People” detailing a framework for future legislation in Congress to address climate change. “ACE has been laying the strategic groundwork necessary to leverage ethanol’s low carbon value in the market…


ACE 2020 Conference Attendees to Hear from USDA Official, Fuel Retailers, Market Analyst September 16

ACE ‘s annual ethanol conference is being held in conjunction with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo as a virtual event on the afternoon of September 16


Corn Growers, Ethanol Supporters to EPA: Stop Penalizing Ethanol Blends

Sioux Falls, SD (August 14, 2020) The Urban Air Initiative (UAI), a coalition of state corn grower organizations, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), and the Clean Fuels Development Coalition filed comments today asking EPA not to penalize ethanol’s ability to reduce carbon emissions. The EPA is proposing to penalize ethanol for its lower carbon profile, even though nothing in the law warrants…


ACE statement on 15-year anniversary of the RFS

The RFS has successfully benefited our climate, drivers, and rural economy, but improper implementation limits its promise


ACE: Adopt GREET Act Another Pointed Reminder EPA Must Update its Antiquated Analysis of Ethanol’s GHG Benefits

Today, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require EPA to update its decade-old greenhouse gas lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement in support of the concept of the legislation: “ACE has long called for adoption of the newest lifecycle science to quantify ethanol’s…


ACE: Senate stimulus marks next step in securing direct aid for biofuels sector, now Congress must see it across the finish line

Sioux Falls, SD (July 28, 2020) – Late yesterday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his coronavirus economic relief package including $20 billion in relief to be used by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in addition to the $14 billion in funding the previously enacted CARES Act provides USDA via the Commodity Credit Corporation account. This marks the next step toward…


ACE writes Senate leaders requesting inclusion of direct relief for biofuel producers in phase four stimulus

Sioux Falls, SD (July 22, 2020) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings penned a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) praising bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in May that would reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they…


ACE CEO Reflects on the Life of the “Ethanol Answer Man”

Sioux Falls, SD – The ethanol industry has lost another pioneer. Larry Johnson, the one and only “Ethanol Answer Man,” passed away on Sunday, July 19. Click here for the obituary. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings reflects on his memories of the ethanol industry pioneer in issuing the following tribute: “Larry was one of ethanol’s most energetic and passionate advocates, embodied…



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