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ACE: 95 RON trade for RFS repeal not an ethanol growth strategy

Sioux Falls, SD (December 11, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued a statement today responding to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on the discussion draft “21st Century Transportation Fuels Act,” which proposes an exchange of a national (95 RON) octane fuel requirement for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Below…


ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the statement below in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The Agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.92 billion gallons next year of which 4.92 billion gallons shall be advanced…


ACE submits comments on how high octane ethanol is the solution to improved fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 26, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations for removing regulatory barriers restricting market access to high octane midlevel ethanol blends in its comments submitted today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient…


ACE CEO encourages USDA Secretary, SD dignitaries to help expedite E15 rulemaking for 2019 summer driving season

Sioux Falls, SD (October 25, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings attended a roundtable discussion in Chancellor, South Dakota, today with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, along with SD Senator Mike Rounds and SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem, and other ethanol and corn grower representation, to discuss the rollout of a rule to allow…


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



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