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ACE encouraged by Senate hearing on RVP legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (June 14, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a full committee hearing today on bipartisan legislation S. 517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act to clarify that E15 and higher blends should be allowed for sale from June 1 through Sept. 15. “Senators Fischer (R-NE), Ernst (R-IA), and Duckworth…


ACE joins fuel retailers in calling for E15 RVP relief

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2017) – Today marks the beginning of the EPA-imposed low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season, effectively banning the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 until Sept. 15, even though E15 has lower RVP and lower emissions than the gasoline sold in those markets each summer. E15 is an unleaded gasoline that can be used in all cars and light trucks model years 2001 and newer, and…


ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform agenda

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be repealed, replaced and modified to make them less burdensome. The Task Force will…


ACE comment on apparent RFS-RVP deal

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2017) Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), released the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports that a White House Executive Order is imminent which will shift the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation away from refiners in exchange for providing Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15. “Despite…


ACE reminds retailers annual E15 restrictions have ended

Sioux Falls, SD (September 15, 2016) – The Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Ron Lamberty, is reminding retailers they can resume offering E15 to drivers of all gasoline-powered 2001 and newer passenger vehicles starting today.  EPA rules controlling maximum Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) effectively ban the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 from June 1 to September…


ACE debuts online E15/flex-fuel Roadmap for gasoline retailers

Sioux Falls, SD (September 7, 2016) – A new tool developed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) for gasoline and ethanol retailers is available online starting today. The website, an interactive version of ACE’s recently released E15 & Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap, which can be accessed here, features an interactive calculator that retailers can use to compare current sales and revenue to results…


ACE Honors Sheetz E15 Efforts with Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award

Sioux Falls, SD (August 9, 2016) – The American Coalition for Ethanol, (ACE) named Sheetz, Inc. as the 2016 recipient of the group’s Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award. ACE cited Sheetz for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in North Carolina, as well as being one of the first major chains to offer E85 in Pennsylvania and the five other eastern states where Sheetz operates…


ACE Conference to highlight growing retailer interest in ethanol blends

The retail side of ethanol will come into sharp focus during the ACE Conference.


ACE & ethanol retailers counter ethanol myths & highlight consumer interest in higher blends during Congressional Briefing

Retailers fight against Blend Wall myths during Congressional Briefing.


ACE members highlight importance of RFS, urge RVP relief for E15 and higher blends during DC fly-in

Ethanol advocates hit Capitol Hill today and tomorrow to promote RFS and E15 success.



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