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ACE runs ad on Capitol Hill as RFS deadline approaches

Sioux Falls, SD (November 16, 2017) – Today’s edition of the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call features a new, full-page advertisement placed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encouraging President Trump to tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand with rural America and keep the promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The end of this month marks the deadline for…


ACE: Contrary to oil industry claims, RIN values drive fuel prices lower

Sioux Falls, SD (October 26, 2017) – Following a recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reject petitions to move the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation and not allow Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) for exported ethanol, RINs are trading higher and ethanol opponents have renewed efforts to characterize RINs as driving fuel prices higher.…


ACE: Pruitt letter result of strong Senate leadership on RFS issues

Sioux Falls, SD (October 20, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings, released the following statement thanking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for his letter to several Midwestern Senators reiterating his commitment to support the spirit and text of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The concessions and promises…


ACE helps retailers call on EPA to level the playing field for flex fuel vehicles in CAFE-GHG standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 6, 2017) – In response to fuel marketers asking how they can help support their flex fuel infrastructure and customers, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) organized a joint letter signed by fuel marketers and retailers representing nearly 160 convenience stores and gas stations urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the midterm evaluation of the 2022-2025…


ACE submits comments on how high-octane ethanol blends can help meet fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 6, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations to accelerate the transition of transportation fuels to low-cost, high-octane biofuels such as ethanol in its comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the final determination of fuel economy and emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles. ACE…


ACE partners on EPA Smart Sectors program  

Sioux Falls, SD (October 3, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces its participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Sectors program launched today to provide a platform for collaboration with regulated sectors to help the agency develop forward-thinking ways to improve environmental outcomes. Smart Sectors is partnering with trade associations from 13 industry sectors…


ACE leadership testifies on CAFE-GHG emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (September 6, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President Brian Jennings testified today during the public hearing in Washington, D.C. on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year (MY) 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles. “Unfortunately,…


ACE: Court decision on 2016 RFS an important victory

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the Friday, July 28, decision of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in its interpretation of its authority to waive biofuel requirements that reduced the 2014-‘16 total Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) below what Congress intended…


ACE encourages ethanol advocates to submit comments on RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (July 26, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages ethanol advocates to utilize its Legislative Action Center to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s comment period opened last week on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. Comments must be submitted on or before Aug. 31. ACE expressed gratitude…


ACE reaction to proposed 2018 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 5, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. “ACE is grateful EPA is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel blending requirement for 2018. This issue…



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