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ACE conference breakout sessions explore key industry issues

Sioux Falls, SD (July 20, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces more details on the breakout sessions for this year’s 30th annual conference coming up Aug. 15-17 in Omaha. Prospective attendees are being urged to register online by Aug. 1 and make hotel reservations by July 25 to get the best conference rates. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on…


ACE reaction to proposed 2018 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 5, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. “ACE is grateful EPA is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel blending requirement for 2018. This issue…


ACE encouraged by Senate hearing on RVP legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (June 14, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a full committee hearing today on bipartisan legislation S. 517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act to clarify that E15 and higher blends should be allowed for sale from June 1 through Sept. 15. “Senators Fischer (R-NE), Ernst (R-IA), and Duckworth…


ACE congratulates member plants reaching 10 years of production

Sioux Falls, SD (June 8, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) executive vice president Brian Jennings is speaking at member plant anniversary celebrations this month, including Redfield Energy LLC’s event today, June 8 at its plant near Redfield, South Dakota, followed by Siouxland Ethanol’s open house at its plant near Jackson, Nebraska, next Tuesday, June 13. “ACE congratulates Siouxland…


30th annual ACE conference highlights market momentum

Sioux Falls, SD (June 7, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference coming up Aug. 15-17 in Omaha features retailers, fuel marketers and ethanol plants helping grow nationwide availability of higher ethanol blends. “This year’s conference again showcases people who are doing the actual work of developing new markets for ethanol,” said Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of ACE. “The…


ACE joins fuel retailers in calling for E15 RVP relief

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2017) – Today marks the beginning of the EPA-imposed low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season, effectively banning the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 until Sept. 15, even though E15 has lower RVP and lower emissions than the gasoline sold in those markets each summer. E15 is an unleaded gasoline that can be used in all cars and light trucks model years 2001 and newer, and…


ACE opens registration, previews agenda for 30th annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (May 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and announced a preliminary agenda for its milestone 30th annual conference coming up Aug. 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s conference theme is Tested. Proven. Driven. The general session will include testimonials from retailers and fuel marketers on why they are selling…


ACE applauds Branstad’s confirmation as US Ambassador to China

Sioux Falls, SD (May 9, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voice vote today confirming Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the U.S. Ambassador to China: “We’re grateful for the speedy confirmation of Terry Branstad by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We believe as…


ACE encourages member attendance at Perdue town hall meeting

Sioux Falls, SD (May 4, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages its members to join the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in a town hall meeting to be held at the farm of Bill Couser of Couser Cattle Company near Nevada, Iowa, Friday, May 5. Given the sluggish state of the farm economy, Secretary Perdue’s town hall is a timely opportunity to encourage the Trump administration…


ACE supports Branstad for US Ambassador to China

Sioux Falls, SD (May 2, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to consider his nomination to be the U.S. Ambassador to China:  “We want to express to the Foreign Relations Committee our strong support of the nomination…



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