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ACE Introduces Carbon Intensity Calculator to Showcase Ethanol’s Ability to Reach Net-Zero and Net-Negative GHGs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has introduced a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to help its members understand the carbon intensity (CI) of their farms and ethanol operations along with  a simplified version of the tool to raise awareness about  factors impacting the CI of ethanol. Combined, these tools help illustrate corn ethanol’s ability to attain net-zero and net-negative greenhouse…


ACE Announces “Intensity” Conference Theme, Opens Registration for 35th Annual Event

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosting its industry conference August 10-12, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska


ACE Opens 2022 Scholarship Program & Recognizes 2021 Winners

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Scholarship Program for the 2022-2023 academic year is open for application submission. As ACE introduces this year’s program, the organization congratulates the 2021 scholarship recipients Zachary Baker, Kaelyn Drury, and Allison Sahr. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship through the program to help further their collegiate education. “Engaging with…


ACE Makes Staff Changes in 2022: Hires Communications Manager, Appoints Lamberty as Chief Marketing Officer

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces staff changes at the organization’s office in Sioux Falls, including the hiring of Ashley Borchert, former Digital Marketing and Social Media intern at Midcontinent Communications (Midco), to serve as Communications Manager, and the shifting of Ron Lamberty’s role from Senior Vice President and Market Development Director to Chief Marketing Officer…


ACE Thanks House Members for Urging the EPA to Prioritize the RFS

Yesterday, a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), reversing course on the proposed retroactive cuts to previously finalized…


ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act

Today the Defend the Blend Act was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American…


ACE Participates in OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) consultant Jonathon Lehman speaks today on behalf of the organization on a panel entitled “Reducing Carbon Intensity in Renewable Fuels with Climate Smart Farming Practices” with representatives from Gevo and the American Society of Agronomy at the OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop in San Francisco, California. Lehman’s company Cultivating Conservation helps…


ACE Communications Director Takes on Public Affairs Role at Organization

Former American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Communications Director Katie Muckenhirn (maiden name Fletcher) has taken on the new role of Vice President of Public Affairs at the organization’s office based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Muckenhirn will continue to manage the organization’s media relations, while assuming a larger role in ACE’s public policy efforts and planning of ACE’s Washington,…


ACE Stands with Midwest Governors in Working to Ensure Retailers Can Sell E15 Year-Round

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) commended the bipartisan group of Midwestern governors today for their letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, announcing their intention of exploring all options to ensure retailers can continue to sell E15 all year long without interruption and requesting an open a dialogue with EPA to make this happen. In the letter, the governors…


ACE Welcomes Directive to Help Inform a New Clean Fuel Standard in Minnesota

Today, Governor Tim Walz directed the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Transportation to lead engagement of a broad range of stakeholders across the state to help inform a new Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in Minnesota. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement of support for this directive: “We thank Governor Walz for issuing…



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