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ACE applauds President Trump’s E15 year-round announcement

Sioux Falls, SD (October 9, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 by instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process: “We are sincerely grateful the President is making good on his promise to require…


ACE leadership testifies on fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (September 26, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings testified today during the public hearing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars…


ACE reaction to proposed CAFE-GHG standards

Sioux Falls, SD (August 2, 2018) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in coordination with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced proposed amendments to current fuel economy and emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2021-2026. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following…


ACE comments on proposed 2019 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (June 26, 2018) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “While EPA says it is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional blending target for 2019, in reality Administrator Pruitt’s ongoing…


ACE reaction to news EPA ignored DOE RFS waiver recommendations

Sioux Falls, SD (June 26, 2018) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement following news reported by Reuters this morning that the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy (DOE) to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from the Renewable Fuel…


Farm, Biofuel Coalition Demands EPA Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

Coalition Petitions EPA to Revise the Way It Calculates Annual Renewable Fuel Obligations; EPA Is Failing to Comply with Statutory Mandate


ACE: Outdated E15 regulatory barrier still in place, despite President’s repeated pledge

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2018) – Despite repeated public endorsements from the White House to allow the sale of E15 unleaded gasoline year-round, EPA has taken no action to lift the outdated regulatory barrier prior to today’s start of the low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season. E15 was tested and approved in 2011 for use in any car or light truck from model year 2001 and newer. EPA’s interpretation…


Ethanol Coalition Files Suit Against EPA’s Secretive Small Refinery Exemptions

While Investors Reaped Millions, Three ‘Small’ Refineries Claimed They Could not Afford to Comply with Renewable Fuel Obligations


ACE CEO provides industry update during Indiana Ethanol Forum keynote address

Sioux Falls, SD (May 17, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings is keynoting the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum today in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE and its allies are doing to expand market access for ethanol.  The theme of this year’s Ethanol Forum, organized by the Indiana Corn Growers Association,…


While RFS talks & waivers continue, rural America deserves immediate action on E15 use year-round

Sioux Falls, SD (May 8, 2018) – Following the seventh scheduled White House meeting today on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement based on initial reports the meeting concluded with agreements to eventually allow E15 use year-round, not to pursue a RIN cap, and to consider allowing RIN credits on exports of renewable…



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