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ACE CEO statement on EPA granting more RFS waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (March 14, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved five small refinery exemption (SRE) requests that were pending from the 2017 compliance year under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), making the total number of SREs for 2016 and 2017 more than 50 with 2.61 billion…


ACE reaction to EPA’s proposed rule to allow E15 year-round

Sioux Falls, SD (March 12, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rulemaking to allow the sale of E15 year-round, as well as its reform proposals to the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credit market: “We’re pleased EPA has finally publicized its proposal to…


ACE reaction to Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation as EPA chief

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Andrew Wheeler to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Andrew Wheeler on his confirmation to formally lead EPA and encourage him to expeditiously release a legally-defensible rulemaking for…


ACE calls on Senators to secure tangible documentation of Wheeler’s intentions before confirmation vote

Recent history proves the Trump Administration can expedite high priority rules in a matter of days


ACE commends Senators for confronting Acting EPA Administrator on ethanol during confirmation hearing

Sioux Falls, SD (January 16, 2019) – Today, the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on the nomination of Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to lead the Agency. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings commended a handful of bipartisan Senators for demanding answers during the hearing to the biofuel industry’s…


ACE reaction to Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as EPA chief

Sioux Falls, SD (January 9, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after President Donald Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler currently serves as EPA Acting Administrator and will need to be confirmed by a majority vote in the U.S. Senate: “We congratulate…


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 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 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: Ohio retailer hopeful 2018 is the final time he will deal with the E15 summer restriction

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2018) – With the last day of the summertime restriction on Reid vapor pressure (RVP) fast-approaching, September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations. This is the seventh year retailers offering E15 have had to sell it as flex fuel or remove…



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