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ACE urges EPA to get RFS back on track

Sioux Falls, SD (November 26, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments  today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas in which the proposal falls short in ACE’s written comments, including the proposed…


ACE elects 2020 officers and executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (November 21, 2019) – During its fourth quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2020. Re-elected to serve as officers on the 2020 Executive Committee are: Duane Kristensen, serving as ACE’s Board President. Kristensen is the General Manager and Vice President of Operations of Chief Ethanol Fuels,…


ACE pleased NY approves E15 but still work to do to allow access to mid-level ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (November 20, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) supports part of a rule finalized today by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets to allow the sale of E15, opening the fourth-largest fuel market in the U.S. to a cleaner burning, higher octane fuel. However, ACE is disappointed the rule also explicitly aims to prohibit market access to mid-level ethanol blends.…


ACE commends Senators for calling on EPA to uphold RFS deal, urges others to make their voice heard

Sioux Falls, SD (November 7, 2019) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks  Midwest Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), for submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supplemental rule to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian…


New editorial themes deliver timely content to ACE’s Ethanol Today Magazine in 2020

Sioux Falls, SD – 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 2020. The publication’s themes cover a wide range of topics, including low carbon and high octane ethanol market opportunities; trade and export market developments;…


ACE reaction to EPA’s supplemental proposal to 2020 RVO

Sioux Falls, SD (October 15, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a supplemental rulemaking to its proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), following an Oct. 4 White House announcement that the EPA will seek comment on ‘actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s…


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…



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