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Trade panel to provide status update, export demand drivers during ACE conference next week

Sioux Falls, SD (August 8, 2018) – The 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference August 15-17 in Minneapolis will feature efforts underway around the world to expand ethanol exports, despite escalating trade tensions and tariffs. Exports have been a bright spot for the ethanol industry, and speakers will address export destinations, demand drivers, and the status of trade negotiations…


ACE conference to highlight timely ethanol demand opportunities

Sioux Falls, SD (August 2, 2018) – Following today’s request from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for comment on how higher octane fuel will play a role in the 2021-2026 model year Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas (CAFE-GHG) standards, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased to announce its 31st annual conference August 15-17 in Minneapolis will provide a timely…


ACE reaction to proposed CAFE-GHG standards

Sioux Falls, SD (August 2, 2018) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in coordination with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced proposed amendments to current fuel economy and emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2021-2026. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following…


ACE commends Senators for confronting Acting EPA Administrator on ethanol during EPW hearing

Sioux Falls, SD (August 1, 2018) – Today, Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings commended a handful of bipartisan Senators for demanding answers to the biofuel industry’s priority issues with the following statement: “ACE extends our…


Retailers to share E15, flex fuel experience at ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 27, 2018) – A flex fuel retailer panel will be part of the general session lineup again this year at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 31st annual conference, August 15-17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty will moderate a discussion between returning panelist Bob O’Connor, owner of Wisconsin-based JETZ Convenience Centers, and first-time…


ACE addressing ethanol questions from service station owners in fourth Mexican city this year

Sioux Falls, SD (July 26, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Chihuahua this week for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.  The workshops address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended…


ACE conference breakout sessions explore key industry issues

Sioux Falls, SD (July 23, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 31st annual conference coming up August 15-17 in Minneapolis offers a variety of breakout sessions covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on the afternoon of Thursday, August 16, following…


ACE leadership testifies on proposed 2019 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 18, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) senior vice president Ron Lamberty testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Lamberty's testimony highlights points which will be detailed in ACE’s written comments…


“Grit Wins” theme for ACE’s 31st annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 10, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and released the agenda for its 31st annual conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s “Grit Wins” conference theme and programming are reflective of the attacks oil refiners have launched on ethanol this year. The general session panels will include…


ACE comments on proposed 2019 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (June 26, 2018) – 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 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “While EPA says it is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional blending target for 2019, in reality Administrator Pruitt’s ongoing…



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