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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…


ACE statement on Cruz town hall at Philadelphia refinery

Sioux Falls, SD (February 21, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement following Senator Ted Cruz’s town hall with employees from the refinery Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month: “Senator Cruz’s increasingly desperate publicity stunts do not change the fact that the problems facing Philadelphia…


ACE praises industry recognition of outgoing Board President

Sioux Falls, SD (February 13, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings thanks the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for recognizing outgoing ACE Board President Ron Alverson’s contributions to the industry with the 2018 RFA Ethanol Industry Award at the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) in San Antonio, Texas, today.  “ACE is very grateful Bob Dinneen recognized…


ACE elects 2018 executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (February 8, 2018) – During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its officers and Executive Committee members for 2018. Re-elected to serve as officers on the Executive Committee are: Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels, which owns ethanol plants in Hastings and Lexington, Nebraska. Kristensen accepted the…


ACE commends Senator Grassley for finding RFS not a significant factor in PES bankruptcy

In early February, Senator Grassley released an internal memorandum produced by his energy policy staff who analyzed claims made by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and other opponents of the RFS. The analysis concluded that the RFS compliance mechanism (RIN credits) is not the primary reason for the PES bankruptcy filing.


ACE: Why retailers add E15, flex fuels answered in latest flexfuelforward.com video

Sioux Falls, SD (January 31, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the release of the fourth video in its series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website today. The series addresses common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels with straightforward answers from retailers who have implemented the fuels successfully. Retailers answer why they chose…


ACE encouraged by Pruitt’s ethanol statements

Sioux Falls, SD (January 30, 2018) – Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), releases the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today:   “ACE members are grateful Administrator Pruitt is committed to completing the review of EPA's legal authority…


ACE presents on ethanol markets at MN Ag EXPO

Sioux Falls, SD (January 24, 2018) – Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), updated attendees at the MN Ag EXPO in Mankato, Minnesota, on the changing landscape that allows retailers to offer ethanol-blended fuels at lower prices, highlighting the positive market growth of E15 and flex fuels here in the U.S., as well as growth opportunities in oversea markets.…


Registration available for ACE’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in

Sioux Falls, SD (January 9, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. Registration for this event and ACE’s 2018 advertising and sponsorship guide for this opportunity and others are available at ethanol.org/events/fly-in. “The purpose of our fly-ins is to put a human face on the ethanol industry…


Real cost of adding E15, flex fuels addressed in new flexfuelforward.com video

Sioux Falls, SD (January 3, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the release of the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com today, part of a campaign featuring real world E15 and flex fuel retailers sharing their experiences with adding and marketing the fuels. This video addresses one of the most common misconceptions about adding higher…



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