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ACE Commends Argonne Scientists for Providing Further Evidence Demonstrating Why Ethanol Must Be Part of the Climate Solution

Sioux Falls, SD (May 5, 2021) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed more scientifically credible evidence provided by Department of Energy Argonne National Lab scientists that explicitly states, “Corn ethanol plays an important role in enhancing energy security and the rural economy while contributing to decarbonizing the transportation sector in the USA.” The new study shows…


ACE Recommends USDA Establish Framework to Reward Farmers, Biofuel Facilities for Carbon Cutting Contributions in its Climate Strategy

Sioux Falls, SD (April 29, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help establish a protocol for biofuel producers and farmers to easily document the carbon intensity benefits of changes in agricultural practices in comments submitted today regarding USDA’s climate strategy for President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate…


ACE Thanks USDA for its Continual Investment in Biofuel Infrastructure

Sioux Falls, SD (April 23, 2021) –The U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced investments in critical infrastructure this week that prioritizes climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship, including an investment of $18.4 million in 20 states through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President…


ACE Congratulates Producer Member Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company for Reaching 25 Years of Ethanol and Industrial Alcohol Production  

Sioux Falls, SD (April 15, 2021) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) producer member Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) of Benson, Minnesota, announced today that April marks the company’s 25-year anniversary. ACE CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement congratulating CVEC for reaching this milestone: “ACE proudly celebrates with CVEC this month as it marks 25 years of providing…


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 Supports Minnesota “Future Fuels Act” to Enact First Clean Fuel Standard in the Midwest

Bill Modeled After Midwest Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, Co-Founded by ACE, GPI


ACE Supports Legislation to Require EPA Adopt GREET Model

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its outdated lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel, specifically by adopting the latest Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model.…


ACE Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Availability of Higher Ethanol Blends

Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) reintroduced The Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, bipartisan legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program at the United States Department of Agriculture and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol. Specifically, the legislation…


ACE: Brazil’s Inequitable Treatment of Ethanol Another Demand Hit for Producers

Sioux Falls, SD (December 16, 2020) – This week the 90-day extension of the tariff rate quota (TRQ) on Brazilian imports of U.S. ethanol expired, imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. fuel ethanol imports. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings expressed his disappointment in the Brazilian government’s decision by issuing the following reaction: “We were never big fans of Brazil’s…


Farm & Biofuel Leaders Urge Courts to Hold EPA Accountable on Improper 2016 Waiver

Sioux Falls, SD (November 23, 2020) – Today, a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand in the 2016 renewable volume obligation…



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