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New Visionary USDA Climate-Smart Partnership Initiative Can Promote Low Carbon Farming Practices and Biofuels

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is encouraged by the new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The initiative is 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.…


ACE Urges EPA Recognize Ethanol’s Role in Reducing Vehicle GHGs and Improving Fuel Efficiency in Final Rule

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations today on how the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards can and should place much greater emphasis on improving the quality of liquid fuel and the role low carbon, high octane ethanol can play in making significant GHG reductions in the near-term. Below…


ACE Appreciates the Push for Historic Biofuel Infrastructure Funds Currently Included in the House Version of the Reconciliation Bill

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senate and House biofuel supporters for pushing for the inclusion of biofuels infrastructure funding in the reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The House Agriculture Committee is set to mark up bill language that provides $960 million in competitive grants to install, retrofit or upgrade infrastructure to sell higher ethanol and biodiesel…


ACE Working to Ensure E15 Still Available for Next Summer’s Driving Season

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denial of a petition by industry partners for a rehearing of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs EPA decision that rejected EPA’s 2019 regulation allowing year-round E15 sales. Jennings issued the following statement in reaction: “ACE is disappointed the…


ACE Thanks Congressional Biofuel Champions for Pushing for Support for Renewable Fuels in Reconciliation Package

Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in…


ACE 2021 Awards Honor Ethanol Industry Contributors

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates in the past and present for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 34th annual conference this month in Minneapolis. The Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, goes to the late Larry Johnson this year. Most famous for driving the ethanol “answer van” around the Midwest to address questions…


ACE Unveils Never Before Demonstrated Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle Project at Conference

With the push to net-zero vehicles over the next 10 to 30 years, and with “net zero” being understood as electric vehicles (EVs), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to disrupt this narrative and timeline by showing low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol already have cleaner lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…


ACE and Minnesota Congressional Leadership Kick Off Annual Ethanol Conference in Minneapolis

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 34th annual conference kicked off in Minneapolis today with remarks from U.S. Representative Angie Craig (MN-02) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), as well as updates from the organization’s leadership, including ACE Board President Dave Sovereign, representing Iowa-based Golden Grain Energy, ACE CEO Brian Jennings, and ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty. Rep.…


ACE Elects Board of Directors During Annual Business Meeting

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 34th annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seven incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Cardinal Ethanol – Represented by Bill Dartt Christianson PLLP – Represented by John…


ACE to Biden: Proper RFS Implementation and Year-Round E15 Will Meaningfully Reduce Transportation Sector GHGs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called on U.S. President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings outlined how these actions are the quickest way to reduce greenhouse…



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