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ACE hosts market development webinar

Sioux Falls, SD (September 13, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President, Ron Lamberty, hosted the third quarter webinar of ACE’s webinar series yesterday. The webinar covered the organization’s market development work and highlighted legislative and policy priorities that can make a difference in marketing higher ethanol blends, including a timely update on Reid vapor…


Retailers discuss ethanol opportunity at ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (August 23, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosted its 30th annual conference in Omaha last week, and for the fourth year in a row, the retailer panel was one of the highlights of the event. Charlie Bosselman, owner of Nebraska-based Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry c-stores, and Bob O’Connor, owner of JETZ Convenience Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shared…


ACE members urged to press for RVP legislation support during August recess

Sioux Falls, SD (July 21, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement following news that the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would not vote on a bill (S. 517) that would allow the year-round sale of E15 until after Congress returns from its August recess. “ACE members appreciate the leadership of…


ACE encouraged by Senate hearing on RVP legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (June 14, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a full committee hearing today on bipartisan legislation S. 517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act to clarify that E15 and higher blends should be allowed for sale from June 1 through Sept. 15. “Senators Fischer (R-NE), Ernst (R-IA), and Duckworth…


ACE joins fuel retailers in calling for E15 RVP relief

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2017) – Today marks the beginning of the EPA-imposed low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season, effectively banning the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 until Sept. 15, even though E15 has lower RVP and lower emissions than the gasoline sold in those markets each summer. E15 is an unleaded gasoline that can be used in all cars and light trucks model years 2001 and newer, and…


ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform agenda

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be repealed, replaced and modified to make them less burdensome. The Task Force will…


ACE comment on apparent RFS-RVP deal

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2017) Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), released the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports that a White House Executive Order is imminent which will shift the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation away from refiners in exchange for providing Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15. “Despite…


ACE reminds retailers annual E15 restrictions have ended

Sioux Falls, SD (September 15, 2016) – The Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Ron Lamberty, is reminding retailers they can resume offering E15 to drivers of all gasoline-powered 2001 and newer passenger vehicles starting today.  EPA rules controlling maximum Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) effectively ban the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 from June 1 to September…


ACE debuts online E15/flex-fuel Roadmap for gasoline retailers

Sioux Falls, SD (September 7, 2016) – A new tool developed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) for gasoline and ethanol retailers is available online starting today. The website, an interactive version of ACE’s recently released E15 & Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap, which can be accessed here, features an interactive calculator that retailers can use to compare current sales and revenue to results…


ACE Honors Sheetz E15 Efforts with Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award

Sioux Falls, SD (August 9, 2016) – The American Coalition for Ethanol, (ACE) named Sheetz, Inc. as the 2016 recipient of the group’s Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award. ACE cited Sheetz for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in North Carolina, as well as being one of the first major chains to offer E85 in Pennsylvania and the five other eastern states where Sheetz operates…



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