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ACE Congratulates Producer Member Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company for Reaching 25 Years of Ethanol and Industrial Alcohol Production  

Sioux Falls, SD (April 15, 2021) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) producer member Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) of Benson, Minnesota, announced today that April marks the company’s 25-year anniversary. ACE CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement congratulating CVEC for reaching this milestone: “ACE proudly celebrates with CVEC this month as it marks 25 years of providing…


ACE Urges for a Technology-Neutral Approach to Infrastructure and Incentives for E15-E85 and Flexible Fuel Vehicles

As Congress considers infrastructure legislation, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings urges lawmakers to take a technology-neutral approach when making investments to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy in the transportation sector and provides recommendations for ways Congress can spend a small fraction of the proposed $174 billion currently being discussed in support…


ACE: EPA’s Year-Round E15 Regulation Legally Defensible

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation, which finally allowed year-round E15 availability, and the industry’s efforts to defend the rule. Ahead of oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court regarding the lawsuit oil refiners filed to undermine the expansion of E15, Jennings issued the following statement: “EPA’s…


ACE 34th Annual Conference to Discuss Activity Underway to “Accelerate” Ethanol Growth

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual ethanol conference to be held in-person August 18-20, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


ACE Thanks USDA for Including Biofuel Producers in Plan to Distribute Unspent Pandemic Assistance

Sioux Falls, SD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA is establishing new programs to bring financial assistance to those who have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions, including biofuels producers. Through the initiative, called USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers, USDA is dedicating at least $6 billion to develop new programs or modify existing…


ACE Supports Minnesota “Future Fuels Act” to Enact First Clean Fuel Standard in the Midwest

Bill Modeled After Midwest Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, Co-Founded by ACE, GPI


ACE Reaction to Michael Regan’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation to formally lead EPA and look forward to working with him to address the long to-do list he inherits with respect…


ACE Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Availability of Higher Ethanol Blends

Sioux Falls, SD (March 3, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, with the support of House Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs. This bipartisan legislation would create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program at the United States Department of Agriculture and streamline…


ACE Supports Legislation to Require EPA Adopt GREET Model

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its outdated lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel, specifically by adopting the latest Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model.…


ACE Opens 2021 Scholarship Program, Recognizes 2020 Winners

Sioux Falls, SD (March 2, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year is open for application submission. As ACE introduces this year’s program, the organization congratulates the 2020 scholarship recipients Kaelyn Drury, Cassidy Frericks, and Matthew Sperry. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship through the program to help further their…



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