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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 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 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…


ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2018

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2017) – Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.29 billion gallons next year of which 4.29 billion gallons shall be…


ACE: Keeping RFS point of obligation a win for retailers, consumers

Sioux Falls, SD (November 22, 2017) – Brian Jennings, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement today to reject petitions filed last year by some refiners to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation. "Moving the RFS point of obligation to downstream…


ACE: Pruitt letter result of strong Senate leadership on RFS issues

Sioux Falls, SD (October 20, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings, released the following statement thanking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for his letter to several Midwestern Senators reiterating his commitment to support the spirit and text of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The concessions and promises…



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