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ACE Working to Ensure E15 Still Available for Next Summer’s Driving Season

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denial of a petition by industry partners for a rehearing of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs EPA decision that rejected EPA’s 2019 regulation allowing year-round E15 sales. Jennings issued the following statement in reaction: “ACE is disappointed the…


ACE to Biden: Proper RFS Implementation and Year-Round E15 Will Meaningfully Reduce Transportation Sector GHGs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called on U.S. President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings outlined how these actions are the quickest way to reduce greenhouse…


ACE: Court Reversal on Year-Round E15 Regulation a Disappointment

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation, which finally allowed year-round E15 availability. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty today spoke out expressing disappointment in the court’s decision: “ACE is disappointed the D.C. Circuit Court chose not to see the oil industry’s opposition to EPA’s rule…


ACE Urges for a Technology-Neutral Approach to Infrastructure and Incentives for E15-E85 and Flexible Fuel Vehicles

As Congress considers infrastructure legislation, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings urges lawmakers to take a technology-neutral approach when making investments to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy in the transportation sector and provides recommendations for ways Congress can spend a small fraction of the proposed $174 billion currently being discussed in support…


ACE: EPA’s Year-Round E15 Regulation Legally Defensible

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation, which finally allowed year-round E15 availability, and the industry’s efforts to defend the rule. Ahead of oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court regarding the lawsuit oil refiners filed to undermine the expansion of E15, Jennings issued the following statement: “EPA’s…


ACE Welcomes EPA Allowing Retailers to Sell E15 Year-Round in Kansas City Metro Region

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President and Market Development Director Ron Lamberty today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the Agency has approved of the removal of the low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) gasoline requirements in the Kansas City metro area, which now allows for E15 fuel to be sold in the area year-round. Lamberty issued the…


ACE Shares E15 Equipment Compatibility Expertise During Virtual Hearing on MN Bill to Set E15 Standard

Sioux Falls, SD (February 17, 2021) – In testimony presented during a virtual Minnesota Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee hearing on S.F. 944, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty utilized his fuel retailing experience and expertise to share insights on E15 equipment compatibility with existing infrastructure. The bill would increase…


ACE Welcomes Long-Awaited E15 Proposal, Slams RFS Waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (January 15, 2021) – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that on January 19, with one day left in the Trump administration, the Agency will issue a proposed rulemaking on E15 label revisions and underground storage tank compatibility, and separately will seek comment on waiver petitions from refiners and Governors of oil states under the 2019 and 2020 Renewable…


ACE Notifies Retailers USDA is Re-Opening HBIIP Application Portal For 30 Days to Award Remaining Matching Grant Funds

Sioux Falls, SD (December 17, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening a new, 30-day application period starting Dec. 21 to provide retailers one more opportunity to apply for grant money still available under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). In October, USDA announced several recipients of the up to $100 million in matching grants to increase ethanol and biodiesel…


ACE Helps Retailers Determine E15 Compatibility by Launching “Flex Check” Tool

The American Coalition for Ethanol’s fuel-marketer focused Flex Fuel Forward website releases tool for fuel retailers to see how E15-compatible their station is right now.



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