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ACE statement on 15-year anniversary of the RFS

The RFS has successfully benefited our climate, drivers, and rural economy, but improper implementation limits its promise


ACE: Adopt GREET Act Another Pointed Reminder EPA Must Update its Antiquated Analysis of Ethanol’s GHG Benefits

Today, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require EPA to update its decade-old greenhouse gas lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement in support of the concept of the legislation: “ACE has long called for adoption of the newest lifecycle science to quantify ethanol’s…


ACE: Senate stimulus marks next step in securing direct aid for biofuels sector, now Congress must see it across the finish line

Sioux Falls, SD (July 28, 2020) – Late yesterday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his coronavirus economic relief package including $20 billion in relief to be used by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in addition to the $14 billion in funding the previously enacted CARES Act provides USDA via the Commodity Credit Corporation account. This marks the next step toward…


ACE CEO Reflects on the Life of the “Ethanol Answer Man”

Sioux Falls, SD – The ethanol industry has lost another pioneer. Larry Johnson, the one and only “Ethanol Answer Man,” passed away on Sunday, July 19. Click here for the obituary. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings reflects on his memories of the ethanol industry pioneer in issuing the following tribute: “Larry was one of ethanol’s most energetic and passionate advocates, embodied…


ACE: Yet Even More Waiver Requests While a Hurting Rural America Continues to Wait for EPA to Correct its RFS Missteps

Sioux Falls, SD (July 16, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) dashboard, disclosing the Agency’s received six more retroactive SRE petitions or so-called ‘gap filings’ for compliance years 2011 through 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA unveiled in its June update that the Agency had received 52 new retroactive SRE…


Fuel marketers to share E15, flex fuel retail experience amid COVID-19, HBIIP rollout at August ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 14, 2020) – A flex fuel retailer panel will be part of the general session lineup again this year at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 33rd annual conference on the afternoon of August 25 in Omaha, Nebraska, co-located with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty will moderate a discussion between returning panelist Randy Gard, Chief Operating…


ACE’s Request to Raise 2020 RVO Added to the List of Missed Opportunities for EPA to Do Right by Rural America

COVID-19’s ethanol demand destruction on top of EPA’s through RFS missteps leaves biofuel producers and farmers in economic turmoil



Thune Introduces Bill to Support Hand Sanitizer and Ethanol Production By Extending FDA Guidance

“American ethanol producers stand ready to help America get through these tough times.”


ACE calls on EPA to ensure RFS blending obligations are upheld amid drop in biofuel demand, unjustified waiver requests

Sioux Falls, SD (May 20, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings calls recent requests for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive or significantly reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) unjustified, including a letter sent yesterday from 15 Republican Senators and similar requests from a handful of governors and attorneys…



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