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ACE leadership draws upon fuel retailing experience and input from marketers to inform USDA on HBIIP implementation

Sioux Falls, SD (January 30, 2020) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) request for information (RFI) on a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The USDA is exploring options to expand domestic ethanol and biodiesel availability and is seeking information on opportunities to consider…


ACE leadership keynotes NEB-hosted training event for fuel retailers interested in adding E15, higher ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (September 3, 2019) – As the first summer of nation-wide approved E15 use winds to an end, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) continues its efforts to ensure retailers understand their hands are no longer tied by red tape preventing them from offering lower priced, higher octane E15 fuel to their customers all year. As a former fuel retailer himself, ACE Senior Vice President…


Bosselman Enterprises, Pearson Fuels share E15, E85 retail experience at ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (August 27, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosted a diverse mix of ethanol interests in Omaha this month at its 32nd annual conference. Among the speakers were fuel marketers Randy Gard, COO of Bosselman Enterprises, which owns the Nebraska-based Pump & Pantry convenience store chain, and Mike Lewis, co-founder of California-based Pearson Fuels, one of the nation’s…


Mexican retailers to tour Iowa ethanol supply chain as a model for Mexico’s emerging fuel market

The American Coalition for Ethanol and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association embark on a tour today leading Mexican retailers in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council across Iowa to see how U.S. ethanol is made, distributed, and sold as they implement blends up to E10 in Mexico.


ACE reaction to EPA’s proposed rule to allow E15 year-round

Sioux Falls, SD (March 12, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rulemaking to allow the sale of E15 year-round, as well as its reform proposals to the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credit market: “We’re pleased EPA has finally publicized its proposal to…


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 video addresses gasoline retailer E15 liability concerns

Sioux Falls, SD (April 5, 2018) – A controversial new video was released today, addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel on the flexfuelforward.com website. The video features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or had warranties voided by using E15.…


ACE: Why retailers add E15, flex fuels answered in latest flexfuelforward.com video

Sioux Falls, SD (January 31, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the release of the fourth video in its series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website today. The series addresses common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels with straightforward answers from retailers who have implemented the fuels successfully. Retailers answer why they chose…


ACE members, retailers bring flex fuel forward at NACS show

Sioux Falls, SD (October 18, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is attending the 2017 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show taking place today through Oct. 20 in Chicago. This year, ACE will be accompanied by Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based fuel retailer Bob O’Connor, Owner of Jetz Convenience Centers, and ACE producer members at its booth on the show floor. ACE’s market…


ACE helps retailers call on EPA to level the playing field for flex fuel vehicles in CAFE-GHG standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 6, 2017) – In response to fuel marketers asking how they can help support their flex fuel infrastructure and customers, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) organized a joint letter signed by fuel marketers and retailers representing nearly 160 convenience stores and gas stations urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the midterm evaluation of the 2022-2025…



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