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ACE thanks rural leaders for speaking out on the RFS, urges continued vigilance

Sioux Falls, SD (October 4, 2019) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings thanks rural leaders for prompting today’s announcement following White House discussions over the past few months with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA says it is seeking comment on actions to ensure that the statutory…


ACE welcomes ethanol producer members Heron Lake BioEnergy and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy

Sioux Falls, SD (October 3, 2019) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) recently welcomed two new ethanol producer members Heron Lake BioEnergy (HLBE) located in Heron Lake, Minnesota, and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) located in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  HLBE’s 65-million-gallon-per-year (MGY) plant provides jobs to 40 full-time employees and has approximately 1,200 investors. “Over…


ACE scholarship program announces 2019 winners

Pictured (L to R): Megan Wheeland, Courtney Geraets, Jennifer Johnson


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…


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 honors ethanol industry contributors with 2019 awards

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 32nd annual conference this month in Omaha. The most prestigious award, the Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, is given to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the advancement of the…


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…


ACE’s annual ethanol conference kicks off in Omaha

Omaha, NE (August 15, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 32nd annual conference kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska, today with a welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and updates from ACE leadership. “As the second largest ethanol producing state in the nation, President Trump’s approval of year-round E15 is a big win for Nebraska,” Governor Ricketts said.  “There is, however, still…


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 conference holding timely discussions on strategies for ethanol producers to overcome the margin squeeze

Sioux Falls, SD (August 5, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference, August 14-16, will host a timely general session discussion on ways for ethanol producers to diversify their revenue stream through coproducts, considering the margin squeeze many ethanol plants are facing today. Join ACE at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District next week to hear from leading…



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