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ACE DC fly-in underscores RFS importance to rural America

Washington, D.C. (March 21, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C. as part of the organization’s 10th annual fly-in today and tomorrow. The two-day event brings together ethanol producers, retailers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and more to participate in over 120 scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill. “This…


ACE applauds governor letter to reject proposals to reduce RFS levels

Sioux Falls, SD (March 15, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the letter Midwest governors sent to President Trump today thanking him for his continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and urging the President to reject proposals designed to weaken – or waive – this key pillar of the farm economy, including Senator Ted Cruz’s waiver credit proposal, or “RIN cap.” …


ACE statement in opposition to Welch, Udall legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (March 8, 2018) – Companion bills to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were introduced today by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in the U.S. House and Senate, called the GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act). The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the…


ACE thanks members, Senators for strong RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (March 1, 2018) – Representatives from oil refining and biofuel industries met with President Donald Trump today at the White House to continue conversations regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board member Rick Schwarck, President and CEO of Absolute Energy, and Iowa retailer Charlie Good, featured in ACE’s Flex Fuel Forward campaign were…


ACE thanks Perdue for pledging President’s RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2018) – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reiterated the President’s support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and biofuels during his keynote address at the 2018 Commodity Classic this morning in Anaheim, California. In response to Secretary Perdue’s remarks, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement: “ACE…


ACE endorses farm group letter to Trump to protect RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (February 26, 2018)  – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in support of a letter sent to President Trump today from the National Corn Growers Association, along with other agricultural organizations, calling on the President to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  “Never before have U.S. farm groups…


ACE statement on Cruz town hall at Philadelphia refinery

Sioux Falls, SD (February 21, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement following Senator Ted Cruz’s town hall with employees from the refinery Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month: “Senator Cruz’s increasingly desperate publicity stunts do not change the fact that the problems facing Philadelphia…


ACE praises industry recognition of outgoing Board President

Sioux Falls, SD (February 13, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings thanks the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for recognizing outgoing ACE Board President Ron Alverson’s contributions to the industry with the 2018 RFA Ethanol Industry Award at the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) in San Antonio, Texas, today.  “ACE is very grateful Bob Dinneen recognized…


ACE elects 2018 executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (February 8, 2018) – During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its officers and Executive Committee members for 2018. Re-elected to serve as officers on the Executive Committee are: Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels, which owns ethanol plants in Hastings and Lexington, Nebraska. Kristensen accepted the…


ACE commends Senator Grassley for finding RFS not a significant factor in PES bankruptcy

In early February, Senator Grassley released an internal memorandum produced by his energy policy staff who analyzed claims made by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and other opponents of the RFS. The analysis concluded that the RFS compliance mechanism (RIN credits) is not the primary reason for the PES bankruptcy filing.



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