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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…


Mexico City marks sixth visit to Mexico for ACE in 2018 to address ethanol questions from service station owners

Sioux Falls, SD (November 20, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City last week for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. The workshops were a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council and the Mexican Association of Service Station Suppliers (AMPES), to inform local station…


New editorial themes deliver timely content to ACE’s Ethanol Today Magazine in 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (October 23, 2018) – The bimonthly industry trade magazine Ethanol Today, published by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), has released its lineup of editorial themes, as well as magazine advertising  and event sponsorship opportunities for 2019. The publication’s themes cover a wide range of topics, including clean fuel and high octane ethanol market opportunities; trade; an…


ACE applauds President Trump’s E15 year-round announcement

Sioux Falls, SD (October 9, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 by instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process: “We are sincerely grateful the President is making good on his promise to require…


ACE leadership testifies on fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (September 26, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testified today during the public hearing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars…


ACE: Ohio retailer hopeful 2018 is the final time he will deal with the E15 summer restriction

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2018) – With the last day of the summertime restriction on Reid vapor pressure (RVP) fast-approaching, September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations. This is the seventh year retailers offering E15 have had to sell it as flex fuel or remove…


Farm, Ethanol Groups Urge President Trump to Restore Integrity to RFS, Allow Year-Round E15 Sales

Sioux Falls, SD (September 12, 2018) – In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and allow year-round…


ACE completes fifth trip to Mexico to address ethanol questions from service station owners

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.  The workshops address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended…


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…



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