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ACE: High octane ethanol the solution to improved emissions, fuel economy in future vehicles

Sioux Falls, SD (April 13, 2018) – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing this morning on “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities,” looking at the potential for high octane fuels and the vehicles designed for them to further the goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas…


ACE addressing ethanol marketing challenges, low carbon benefits at NEB Forum

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2018) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol speaks today at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha, Nebraska, about assessing new markets based on ethanol’s low carbon emissions benefits. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty also moderates a panel tomorrow at the event covering ethanol…


ACE thanks president for pledge to support the year-round sale of E15

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2018) – Today, President Trump publicly pledged his support of allowing the sale of E15 year-round. Below is a statement from American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings: “ACE has been calling for a legislative or administrative fix to this outdated regulatory burden for a long time now, and we’re grateful the president has publicly expressed his support to help…


New video addresses gasoline retailer E15 liability concerns

Sioux Falls, SD (April 5, 2018) – A controversial new video was released today, addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel on the flexfuelforward.com website. The video features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or had warranties voided by using E15.…


ACE responds to EPA providing a large refiner a “small refiner” RFS waiver

Sioux Falls, SD (April 3, 2018) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in light of recent reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exempted Andeavor, one of the nation's largest oil refining companies, from complying with its 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligation at three of its 10 refineries: “The law allows…


ACE: EPA’s course change on GHG standards an opportunity for high-octane fuel

Sioux Falls, SD (April 2, 2018) –The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final determination on the appropriateness of model year 2022-2025 vehicle emissions standards today, effectively triggering a new process to revise the standards later this year. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings called the decision an opportunity for high-octane fuel to play a role in helping…


ACE 2018 DC fly-in marks a decade of advocacy on Capitol Hill

Sioux Falls, SD (March 26, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and 70 of its grassroots members met with Members of Congress and EPA officials last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s 10th anniversary fly-in. This year marks a decade of ACE bringing advocates from all walks of life together to tell their ethanol story on Capitol Hill. ACE recognized 26 attendees who attended…


Senator Ernst restates RFS importance, urges ACE DC fly-in attendees to stay vigilant

Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and its grassroots members were joined by Iowa Senator Joni Ernst on day two of its 10th annual fly-in. Senator Ernst reiterated her commitment to defending the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and being a champion for biofuels.  Excerpts from Senator Ernst’s comments are below:  “Rural America is the backbone of our country.…


ACE applauds governor letter to reject proposals to reduce RFS levels

Sioux Falls, SD (March 15, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the letter Midwest governors sent to President Trump today thanking him for his continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and urging the President to reject proposals designed to weaken – or waive – this key pillar of the farm economy, including Senator Ted Cruz’s waiver credit proposal, or “RIN cap.” …


ACE statement in opposition to Welch, Udall legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (March 8, 2018) – Companion bills to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were introduced today by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in the U.S. House and Senate, called the GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act). The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the…



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