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Dr. Steffen Mueller to Share Analysis on EVs, Low Carbon Fuels, and a Technology-Neutral Playing Field at ACE Conference

This year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference coming up August 18-20 in Minneapolis offers a collection of general sessions that address the industry’s most timely topics, including a presentation from University of Illinois at Chicago’s Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Economist of the Energy Resources Center, that broaches the hype surrounding electric vehicles (EVs) and the role…


ACE Conference to Highlight Ethanol Market Developments and Policy Work Around the World with USGC Leadership

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will host Brian Healy, U.S. Grains Council’s Director of Global Ethanol Development, at its 34th annual conference taking place August 18-20 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, to address activity underway to increase the global use and trade of U.S. ethanol and its coproducts. “Globally, countries are looking for ways to decarbonize their transport…


ACE Conference Breakout Sessions Explore Key Industry Issues

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 34th annual conference coming up August 18-20 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 19, following the morning general session…


ACE Endorses Congressional Action to Enable E15 Sales Year-Round in the Senate

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanked Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for their leadership and support in introducing the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. This bipartisan legislation clarifies E15 should be allowed for sale year-round by extending the 1-psi Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to fuel blends containing gasoline and ‘over 10 percent ethanol.’ Following…


ACE Endorses Congressional Action to Enable E15 Sales Year-Round in the House

Sioux Falls, SD (July 14, 2021) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanked Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) for their leadership and support in introducing the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act along with Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus and others. This bipartisan legislation clarifies E15 should be allowed for sale year-round by extending the 1-psi Reid vapor…


ACE: Court Reversal on Year-Round E15 Regulation a Disappointment

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation, which finally allowed year-round E15 availability. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty today spoke out expressing disappointment in the court’s decision: “ACE is disappointed the D.C. Circuit Court chose not to see the oil industry’s opposition to EPA’s rule…


ACE Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Retailers and Automakers with Ethanol Infrastructure Incentives

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) introduced a series of bills last week that would provide incentives for gas station owners to offer higher ethanol blends and for automakers to make flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). Two of the bills are co-sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), one provides funding for higher blend infrastructure and the other offers FFV incentives. A third bill is co-sponsored by…


Biofuels Coalition Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Tenth Circuit’s RFS Refinery Exemption Ruling

A coalition of renewable fuel and farm groups expressed “extreme disappointment” in today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a 2020 appellate court ruling that struck down three improper small refinery exemptions granted by previous EPA administrators. However, because certain elements of the appellate court ruling were left unchallenged and were not reviewed by the Supreme Court, the groups…


ACE Reaction to USDA Plans to Distribute Pandemic Assistance

Sioux Falls, SD (June 15, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more details surrounding the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, which was announced in March and dedicates $6 billion in unspent pandemic relief for a variety of producers, including renewable fuels.  Of the $6 billion in available funds, $700 million is designated for biofuel…


ACE Praises Member Chief Ethanol for New CCS Venture

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) congratulates one of its ethanol producer members Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc. for the announcement of onsite carbon capture and sequestration projects with Catahoula Resources, LLC at its ethanol plants in Hastings and Lexington, Nebraska, which should reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of each facility significantly. ACE CEO Brian Jennings praised Chief Ethanol…



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