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ACE Reaction to Trump EPA’s Final Refinery Waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (January 20, 2021) – On the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted three more small refinery exemption (SRE) requests that were pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Last week, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) sent a letter to the EPA Inspector General encouraging he ensure that all communications…


ACE: Brazil’s Inequitable Treatment of Ethanol Another Demand Hit for Producers

Sioux Falls, SD (December 16, 2020) – This week the 90-day extension of the tariff rate quota (TRQ) on Brazilian imports of U.S. ethanol expired, imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. fuel ethanol imports. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings expressed his disappointment in the Brazilian government’s decision by issuing the following reaction: “We were never big fans of Brazil’s…


ACE Leadership Addresses Virtual Conference Attendees, Issues Update to Pre-Recorded Content

Sioux Falls, SD (September 16, 2020) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board President Duane Kristensen representing Chief Ethanol Fuels kicks off the organization’s 33rd annual ethanol conference being held virtually this afternoon from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Central followed by remarks from ACE CEO Brian Jennings, which highlight the tenacity the ethanol industry has demonstrated to get back on its…


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…


ACE thanks Senators Grassley, Klobuchar for introducing the Renewable Fuel Feedstock Reimbursement Act of 2020

Sioux Falls, SD (May 20, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for putting forth bipartisan legislation that would reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they purchased and processed into renewable fuel dating back to the first quarter of the year. “ACE thanks Senators Grassley and Klobuchar for recognizing…


ACE: States’ RFS waiver request illegitimate, fuel demand drop already waiving blending volumes and EPA must adjust RVO upward

Sioux Falls, SD (April 16, 2020) – In response to governors of five U.S. states requesting a nationwide waiver exempting oil refiners from their Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligations due to the coronavirus, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings pointed out that ACE’s letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month provides the counterpoint — EPA…


ACE urges EPA to immediately correct RFS implementation missteps for biofuel producers, farmers hit by COVID-19 economic fallout

Sioux Falls, SD (April 3, 2020) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address a shortcoming in the Agency’s implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which has been exposed with the recent nosedive in gasoline use as a result of COVID-19, and reminded EPA of pending actions it can take to mitigate the economic…


ACE: USMCA strengthens North American trade partner relationships and key ethanol market opportunities

Sioux Falls, SD (January 16, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), ratifying the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement after it was advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives in December. The new agreement solidifies a multi-billion-dollar export market while providing more stable market access to farmers and instilling confidence in other…



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