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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…


ACE Welcomes the Latest Study Strengthening Corn Ethanol’s Low Carbon Value Proposition by Displacing Aromatics

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today welcomed new findings published by Transport Energy Strategies (TES) on the role ethanol plays to displace harmful aromatics from gasoline blends and further reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “ACE thanks the researchers for this study highlighting the fact that ethanol’s carbon footprint is better than many current models indicate, particularly…


New Visionary USDA Climate-Smart Partnership Initiative Can Promote Low Carbon Farming Practices and Biofuels

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is encouraged by the new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The initiative is designed to scale the deployment of climate-smart farming practices and demonstrate the link those practices have on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from products such as biofuels.…


ACE Urges EPA Recognize Ethanol’s Role in Reducing Vehicle GHGs and Improving Fuel Efficiency in Final Rule

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations today on how the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards can and should place much greater emphasis on improving the quality of liquid fuel and the role low carbon, high octane ethanol can play in making significant GHG reductions in the near-term. Below…


ACE Appreciates the Push for Historic Biofuel Infrastructure Funds Currently Included in the House Version of the Reconciliation Bill

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senate and House biofuel supporters for pushing for the inclusion of biofuels infrastructure funding in the reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The House Agriculture Committee is set to mark up bill language that provides $960 million in competitive grants to install, retrofit or upgrade infrastructure to sell higher ethanol and biodiesel…


ACE Working to Ensure E15 Still Available for Next Summer’s Driving Season

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denial of a petition by industry partners for a rehearing of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs EPA decision that rejected EPA’s 2019 regulation allowing year-round E15 sales. Jennings issued the following statement in reaction: “ACE is disappointed the…



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