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ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act

Today the Defend the Blend Act was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American…


ACE Reaction to Long-Awaited RFS Announcements

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a package of actions, including proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance years and retrospective volumes for 2020, a plan to implement the 500 million gallons in remanded volumes by the DC Circuit Court in 2017, as well as how the Agency plans to move forward on RFS small…


ACE Thanks USDA for Plan to Distribute Pandemic Assistance to Biofuel Producers, Additional Biofuels Infrastructure Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided more details surrounding the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative announced in June, which designates $700 million in unspent pandemic relief for biofuel producers. USDA said it will announce the official application window for this program within the coming week. Additionally, USDA states that in the coming months, the Department will…


ACE Testimony Encourages EPA to Get the RFS Back on Track

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty testified today during a virtual public hearing on the Proposed Extension of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Compliance Deadlines the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in November. Lamberty’s testimony pointed out that if EPA would have finalized the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) on time last November and…


ACE Participates in OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) consultant Jonathon Lehman speaks today on behalf of the organization on a panel entitled “Reducing Carbon Intensity in Renewable Fuels with Climate Smart Farming Practices” with representatives from Gevo and the American Society of Agronomy at the OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop in San Francisco, California. Lehman’s company Cultivating Conservation helps…


ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act  

Today, Reps. Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Angie Craig (MN-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03) introduced the Defend the Blend Act, bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued…


ACE Supports Policies to Credit Farmers and Ethanol Producers for Reaching Net-Zero GHGs by 2050

During its November 10, 2021 meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors voted to support new policies that credit farmers and ethanol producers for activities helping ethanol reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by mid-century. THE RESOLUTION: The ACE Board of Directors supports the adoption of policies at the state and/or federal level that recognize ethanol…


ACE Communications Director Takes on Public Affairs Role at Organization

Former American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Communications Director Katie Muckenhirn (maiden name Fletcher) has taken on the new role of Vice President of Public Affairs at the organization’s office based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Muckenhirn will continue to manage the organization’s media relations, while assuming a larger role in ACE’s public policy efforts and planning of ACE’s Washington,…


ACE Stands with Midwest Governors in Working to Ensure Retailers Can Sell E15 Year-Round

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) commended the bipartisan group of Midwestern governors today for their letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, announcing their intention of exploring all options to ensure retailers can continue to sell E15 all year long without interruption and requesting an open a dialogue with EPA to make this happen. In the letter, the governors…


USDA CSAF Program an Opportunity to Scale Up ACE’s RCPP Project to Ensure Farmer Access to Low Carbon Fuel Markets

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry (CSAF) Partnership Program designed to scale the deployment of climate-smart farming practices and demonstrate the link those practices have on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from products such as biofuels. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today submitted…



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