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Court Seeks Status Report on EPA Compliance with Order on Renewable Volumes

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to submit a status report every 60 days “on its progress in complying with the court’s remand” stemming from the July 2017 ruling in Americans for Clean Energy v. EPA.  The 2017 ruling required EPA to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of 2016 renewable fuel blending…


New Study Showing Corn Ethanol Reduces Carbon Emissions by Nearly 50 Percent Cites ACE Low Carbon White Paper

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today recognized a new study published by Harvard University, Tufts University and Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. scientists as an illustration of ethanol’s carbon footprint, but reiterated there is more work to do if policy is to be done correctly. The study cites ACE’s 2018 White Paper titled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low…


ACE Reaction to Trump EPA’s Final Refinery Waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (January 20, 2021) – On the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted three more small refinery exemption (SRE) requests that were pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Last week, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) sent a letter to the EPA Inspector General encouraging he ensure that all communications…


ACE Welcomes Long-Awaited E15 Proposal, Slams RFS Waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (January 15, 2021) – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that on January 19, with one day left in the Trump administration, the Agency will issue a proposed rulemaking on E15 label revisions and underground storage tank compatibility, and separately will seek comment on waiver petitions from refiners and Governors of oil states under the 2019 and 2020 Renewable…


ACE Seeks Assurance EPA Administrator Wheeler is Complying with the Law on Any Final RFS Waiver Decisions

Today, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General seeking assurance that EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s potential last-minute action to grant a significant number of petitions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard complies with federal law. This action follows multiple media…


ACE: Brazil’s Inequitable Treatment of Ethanol Another Demand Hit for Producers

Sioux Falls, SD (December 16, 2020) – This week the 90-day extension of the tariff rate quota (TRQ) on Brazilian imports of U.S. ethanol expired, imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. fuel ethanol imports. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings expressed his disappointment in the Brazilian government’s decision by issuing the following reaction: “We were never big fans of Brazil’s…


EPA, DOJ Oppose Refiner Request for Supreme Court Review of Tenth Circuit Decision on RFS Exemptions

In a filing submitted yesterday, the Department of Justice recommended against Supreme Court review of the Tenth Circuit Court’s ruling earlier this year that invalidated several small refinery exemptions issued by EPA under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The DOJ filing is in response to a petition submitted in September by HollyFrontier Corporation and CVR Energy, in which the oil refiners ask the Supreme…


Biofuels Coalition Files Brief Challenging 31 Small Refinery Exemptions in 2018

The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union today filed a brief challenging EPA’s August 2019 decision to exempt 31 small refineries from their obligations to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2018. Collectively known as the Biofuels Coalition for this case, the group…


ACE Welcomes LCFS Recommendation in Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels Report

Earlier this week, the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels released its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Brian Jennings marked the Council’s recommendation of detailing a plan for the adoption of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) as progress that builds…


New Editorial Themes Deliver Resourceful, Timely Content for ACE’s Ethanol Today Magazine Readers in 2021

Sioux Falls, SD (October 16, 2020) – The bimonthly industry trade magazine Ethanol Today, published by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), has issued its lineup of editorial themes, as well as magazine advertising opportunities for 2021. The publication’s themes cover a wide range of topics, including low carbon, high octane ethanol market opportunities; new ethanol uses and product diversification;…



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