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ACE urges EPA to reallocate volumes from RFS waivers harming rural America in comments on 2020 RFS proposal

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Today is the final day the Agency is accepting public comments on the proposal. ACE commented on several facets of the proposed rule including: the difference…


ACE CEO reaction to EPA’s RFS waiver decisions

Sioux Falls, SD (August 9, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its small refinery exemption (SRE) dashboard today, granting 31 of the 38 waiver requests that were pending from the 2018 compliance year under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “EPA’s refiner-win-at-all-costs…


ACE leadership testifies on proposed 2020 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Communications Director Katie Fletcher testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Fletcher's testimony highlighted some points which will be detailed in ACE’s written…


ACE: 95 RON trade for RFS repeal not an ethanol growth strategy

Sioux Falls, SD (December 11, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued a statement today responding to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on the discussion draft “21st Century Transportation Fuels Act,” which proposes an exchange of a national (95 RON) octane fuel requirement for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Below…


ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the statement below in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The Agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.92 billion gallons next year of which 4.92 billion gallons shall be advanced…


ACE comments on proposed 2019 RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (August 17, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on the final day of accepting public comments on the proposal.  ACE commented on several facets of the proposed rule including: how EPA exemptions and waivers are harming…


ACE leadership testifies on proposed 2019 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 18, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) senior vice president Ron Lamberty testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Lamberty's testimony highlights points which will be detailed in ACE’s written comments…


While RFS talks & waivers continue, rural America deserves immediate action on E15 use year-round

Sioux Falls, SD (May 8, 2018) – Following the seventh scheduled White House meeting today on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement based on initial reports the meeting concluded with agreements to eventually allow E15 use year-round, not to pursue a RIN cap, and to consider allowing RIN credits on exports of renewable…


ACE: High octane ethanol the solution to improved emissions, fuel economy in future vehicles

Sioux Falls, SD (April 13, 2018) – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing this morning on “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities,” looking at the potential for high octane fuels and the vehicles designed for them to further the goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas…


ACE responds to EPA providing a large refiner a “small refiner” RFS waiver

Sioux Falls, SD (April 3, 2018) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in light of recent reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exempted Andeavor, one of the nation's largest oil refining companies, from complying with its 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligation at three of its 10 refineries: “The law allows…



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