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ACE praises industry recognition of outgoing Board President

Sioux Falls, SD (February 13, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings thanks the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for recognizing outgoing ACE Board President Ron Alverson’s contributions to the industry with the 2018 RFA Ethanol Industry Award at the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) in San Antonio, Texas, today.  “ACE is very grateful Bob Dinneen recognized…


ACE commends Senator Grassley for finding RFS not a significant factor in PES bankruptcy

In early February, Senator Grassley released an internal memorandum produced by his energy policy staff who analyzed claims made by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and other opponents of the RFS. The analysis concluded that the RFS compliance mechanism (RIN credits) is not the primary reason for the PES bankruptcy filing.


ACE: Why retailers add E15, flex fuels answered in latest flexfuelforward.com video

Sioux Falls, SD (January 31, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the release of the fourth video in its series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website today. The series addresses common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels with straightforward answers from retailers who have implemented the fuels successfully. Retailers answer why they chose…


ACE encouraged by Pruitt’s ethanol statements

Sioux Falls, SD (January 30, 2018) – Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), releases the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today:   “ACE members are grateful Administrator Pruitt is committed to completing the review of EPA's legal authority…


ACE presents on ethanol markets at MN Ag EXPO

Sioux Falls, SD (January 24, 2018) – Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), updated attendees at the MN Ag EXPO in Mankato, Minnesota, on the changing landscape that allows retailers to offer ethanol-blended fuels at lower prices, highlighting the positive market growth of E15 and flex fuels here in the U.S., as well as growth opportunities in oversea markets.…


Real cost of adding E15, flex fuels addressed in new flexfuelforward.com video

Sioux Falls, SD (January 3, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the release of the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com today, part of a campaign featuring real world E15 and flex fuel retailers sharing their experiences with adding and marketing the fuels. This video addresses one of the most common misconceptions about adding higher…


ACE statement on 10-year anniversary of RFS2

Sioux Falls, SD (December 19, 2017) – Ten years ago, on December 19, 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was signed into law by President Bush, and with its passing, a congressional increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes from the original 2005 law. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement on what this 10-year anniversary…


ACE sends letter urging extension of cellulosic biofuel, biodiesel tax credits

Sioux Falls, SD (December 15, 2017) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings sent a letter today to Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means Kevin Brady and Chairman of the Committee on Finance Orrin Hatch urging the Conference Committee to extend the Cellulosic Biofuel Tax Credit and Biodiesel Tax Credit as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Excerpts from the letter are below.…


ACE CEO releases statement on RFS meetings at the White House

Sioux Falls, SD (December 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to meetings at the White House over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Background: Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has placed a “hold” on the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to be USDA Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation as leverage…


ACE webinar reviews ethanol progress, unfinished business

Sioux Falls, SD (December 13, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings hosted the fourth quarter webinar of ACE’s webinar series. Joined by ACE’s Legislative Counsel in Washington, D.C., Jonathon Lehman, the webinar covered challenges, opportunities and progress made during the first year of the Trump Administration and examined legislative and policy priorities coming in…



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