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ACE CEO reaction to EPA’s RFS waiver decisions

Sioux Falls, SD (August 9, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its small refinery exemption (SRE) dashboard today, granting 31 of the 38 waiver requests that were pending from the 2018 compliance year under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “EPA’s refiner-win-at-all-costs…


ACE leadership testifies on proposed 2020 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Communications Director Katie Fletcher testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Fletcher's testimony highlighted some points which will be detailed in ACE’s written…


Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) — An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to lift a stay it placed on a joint 2018 petition asking the court to protect the renewable fuels industry from undue harm caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The petition, filed late Tuesday afternoon, asks EPA to revise its Renewable…


ACE calls on EPA to rely on the GREET model as it considers future RFS volumes

In a letter to EPA, ACE highlights a new soil carbon meta-analysis and reiterates the need to adopt the latest GREET model for the lifecycle analysis of corn ethanol.


ACE strongly supports EPA’s proposal to allow E15 year-round, opposes RIN market reforms

ACE urges EPA to finalize a rule allowing RVP relief for E15 by June 1 but to cast aside harmful proposals to reform the RIN market in submitted comments


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…



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