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ACE Opens 2022 Scholarship Program & Recognizes 2021 Winners

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Scholarship Program for the 2022-2023 academic year is open for application submission. As ACE introduces this year’s program, the organization congratulates the 2021 scholarship recipients Zachary Baker, Kaelyn Drury, and Allison Sahr. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship through the program to help further their collegiate education. “Engaging with…


Correcting Misrepresentations of the Environmental Outcomes of the RFS

A report released recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS) by Tyler Lark and other authors brought to life several misrepresentations of the environmental outcomes of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition for Ethanol and Dakota Ethanol Board Member, Corn Farmer, and self-described “student” of corn production and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and…


ACE Commends Senators for Defending the RFS in EPW Hearing

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing today entitled “The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Challenges and Opportunities.” American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings commended a handful of bipartisan Senators for defending the program with the following statement: “ACE extends our gratitude to Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa),…


ACE Makes Staff Changes in 2022: Hires Communications Manager, Appoints Lamberty as Chief Marketing Officer

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces staff changes at the organization’s office in Sioux Falls, including the hiring of Ashley Borchert, former Digital Marketing and Social Media intern at Midcontinent Communications (Midco), to serve as Communications Manager, and the shifting of Ron Lamberty’s role from Senior Vice President and Market Development Director to Chief Marketing Officer…


ACE Thanks House Members for Urging the EPA to Prioritize the RFS

Yesterday, a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), reversing course on the proposed retroactive cuts to previously finalized…


ACE Supports EPA’s Proposal to Deny Small Refinery Exemption Petitions

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposal to Deny Petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs). ACE CEO Brian Jennings wrote in the organization’s feedback that “ACE strongly supports EPA’s proposed decision to deny all pending SRE petitions by finding the petitioning refineries do not face disproportionate economic hardship…


ACE Urges EPA Withdraw 2020 Volume Cuts, Revise 2021 Levels, and Maintain 2022 Volume in Final RFS Rule

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Volume Standards for 2020, 2021, and 2022 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on how the Agency can improve the final rule in a way that makes important near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. ACE’s comments also express support for EPA’s plan to restore the 500 million gallons unlawfully…


ACE Thanks Bipartisan Group of Senators for Urging the EPA to Prioritize the RFS

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of senators urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prioritize the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions, eliminating proposed retroactive cuts to the renewable volume obligations (RVOs), and setting 2021 RFS volumes at the statutory levels. American Coalition for Ethanol…


ACE, Industry Groups Encourage CARB to Recognize Climate-Smart Farming Practices in Low Carbon Fuel Standard

In a cosigned letter, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), along with the Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, the National Biodiesel Board, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, recommended the California Air Resources Board (CARB) recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). ACE Board Member Ron Alverson separately…


ACE Testimony Encourages EPA to Revise RFS Proposal to Support the Statute and Decarbonization Goals

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testified today during a virtual public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rulemaking for 2020, 2021 and 2022 compliance years. Jennings’ testimony highlights how refiners lull EPA into helping them escape their legal responsibility to blend increasing volumes of renewable fuel. When…



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