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ACE Welcomes EPA Allowing Retailers to Sell E15 Year-Round in Kansas City Metro Region

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President and Market Development Director Ron Lamberty today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the Agency has approved of the removal of the low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) gasoline requirements in the Kansas City metro area, which now allows for E15 fuel to be sold in the area year-round. Lamberty issued the…


ACE Supports Minnesota “Future Fuels Act” to Enact First Clean Fuel Standard in the Midwest

Bill Modeled After Midwest Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, Co-Founded by ACE, GPI


ACE Reaction to Michael Regan’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation to formally lead EPA and look forward to working with him to address the long to-do list he inherits with respect…


Dakota Ethanol Reaches a Significant Milestone by Surpassing 1 Billion Gallons of Ethanol Production

Dakota Ethanol, LLC proudly announces the company has surpassed 1 billion gallons of ethanol production at its 90 million-gallon-per-year (MGY) facility in Wentworth, South Dakota. Dakota Ethanol began production in September 2001 with a nameplate capacity of 40 MGY. The evolution of the plant is credited to the united vision of its parent company Lake Area Corn Processors, LLC and its over 1,000 members…


ACE Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Availability of Higher Ethanol Blends

Sioux Falls, SD (March 3, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, with the support of House Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs. This bipartisan legislation would create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program at the United States Department of Agriculture and streamline…


ACE Supports Legislation to Require EPA Adopt GREET Model

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its outdated lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel, specifically by adopting the latest Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model.…


ACE Opens 2021 Scholarship Program, Recognizes 2020 Winners

Sioux Falls, SD (March 2, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year is open for application submission. As ACE introduces this year’s program, the organization congratulates the 2020 scholarship recipients Kaelyn Drury, Cassidy Frericks, and Matthew Sperry. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship through the program to help further their…


ACE Congratulates Tom Vilsack for His Confirmation as USDA Secretary

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “We congratulate Tom Vilsack on his confirmation to once again lead USDA and look forward to working with him on our priority issues, including the timely matter of direct aid to biofuel producers through…


Farm, Biofuel Leaders Embrace EPA’s New Position on Tenth Circuit’s Small Refinery Waiver Decision

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is supporting the Tenth Circuit Court’s January 2020 decision in Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA. After careful review of the decision, EPA’s new leadership agrees with both the court and the biofuel litigants that small refinery exemptions were meant to be temporary and that only pre-existing exemptions may be “extended” by…


ACE Endorses the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act

Sioux Falls, SD (February 19, 2021) –Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Representative Angie Craig (D-Minn) led Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus in introducing the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition…



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