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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 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…


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 thanks members, Senators for strong RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (March 1, 2018) – Representatives from oil refining and biofuel industries met with President Donald Trump today at the White House to continue conversations regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board member Rick Schwarck, President and CEO of Absolute Energy, and Iowa retailer Charlie Good, featured in ACE’s Flex Fuel Forward campaign were…


ACE thanks Perdue for pledging President’s RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2018) – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reiterated the President’s support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and biofuels during his keynote address at the 2018 Commodity Classic this morning in Anaheim, California. In response to Secretary Perdue’s remarks, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement: “ACE…


ACE endorses farm group letter to Trump to protect RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (February 26, 2018)  – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in support of a letter sent to President Trump today from the National Corn Growers Association, along with other agricultural organizations, calling on the President to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  “Never before have U.S. farm groups…


ACE statement on Cruz town hall at Philadelphia refinery

Sioux Falls, SD (February 21, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement following Senator Ted Cruz’s town hall with employees from the refinery Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month: “Senator Cruz’s increasingly desperate publicity stunts do not change the fact that the problems facing Philadelphia…


ACE commends Senator Grassley for finding RFS not a significant factor in PES bankruptcy

In early February, Senator Grassley released an internal memorandum produced by his energy policy staff who analyzed claims made by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and other opponents of the RFS. The analysis concluded that the RFS compliance mechanism (RIN credits) is not the primary reason for the PES bankruptcy filing.


ACE statement on 10-year anniversary of RFS2

Sioux Falls, SD (December 19, 2017) – Ten years ago, on December 19, 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was signed into law by President Bush, and with its passing, a congressional increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes from the original 2005 law. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement on what this 10-year anniversary…



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