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ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2018

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2017) – Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.29 billion gallons next year of which 4.29 billion gallons shall be…


ACE runs ad on Capitol Hill as RFS deadline approaches

Sioux Falls, SD (November 16, 2017) – Today’s edition of the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call features a new, full-page advertisement placed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encouraging President Trump to tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand with rural America and keep the promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The end of this month marks the deadline for…


ACE: Pruitt letter result of strong Senate leadership on RFS issues

Sioux Falls, SD (October 20, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings, released the following statement thanking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for his letter to several Midwestern Senators reiterating his commitment to support the spirit and text of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The concessions and promises…


ACE RFS Hearing testimony

ACE's Jonathon Lehman's testimony during the RFS Hearing on August 1, 2017.


ACE: Court decision on 2016 RFS an important victory

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the Friday, July 28, decision of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in its interpretation of its authority to waive biofuel requirements that reduced the 2014-‘16 total Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) below what Congress intended…


ACE encourages ethanol advocates to submit comments on RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (July 26, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages ethanol advocates to utilize its Legislative Action Center to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s comment period opened last week on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. Comments must be submitted on or before Aug. 31. ACE expressed gratitude…


ACE reaction to proposed 2018 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 5, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. “ACE is grateful EPA is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel blending requirement for 2018. This issue…


Biofuels Stakeholders Issue Statement on Oral Arguments for 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs)

Sioux Falls, SD (April 24, 2017) – In response to oral arguments held earlier today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January 2016, the American Coalition for Ethanol, BIO, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers…


ACE 2017 DC fly-in promotes RVP relief, RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (March 27, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members lobbied Members of Congress last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s ninth annual fly-in. The two-day event brought together retailers, ethanol producers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and more to participate in over 120 meetings on Capitol Hill.…


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…



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