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ACE responds to EPA providing a large refiner a “small refiner” RFS waiver

Sioux Falls, SD (April 3, 2018) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in light of recent reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exempted Andeavor, one of the nation's largest oil refining companies, from complying with its 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligation at three of its 10 refineries: “The law allows…


ACE: EPA’s course change on GHG standards an opportunity for high-octane fuel

Sioux Falls, SD (April 2, 2018) –The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final determination on the appropriateness of model year 2022-2025 vehicle emissions standards today, effectively triggering a new process to revise the standards later this year. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings called the decision an opportunity for high-octane fuel to play a role in helping…


ACE 2018 DC fly-in marks a decade of advocacy on Capitol Hill

Sioux Falls, SD (March 26, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and 70 of its grassroots members met with Members of Congress and EPA officials last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s 10th anniversary fly-in. This year marks a decade of ACE bringing advocates from all walks of life together to tell their ethanol story on Capitol Hill. ACE recognized 26 attendees who attended…


Senator Ernst restates RFS importance, urges ACE DC fly-in attendees to stay vigilant

Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and its grassroots members were joined by Iowa Senator Joni Ernst on day two of its 10th annual fly-in. Senator Ernst reiterated her commitment to defending the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and being a champion for biofuels.  Excerpts from Senator Ernst’s comments are below:  “Rural America is the backbone of our country.…


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…



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