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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…


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…



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