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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…


ACE sends letter urging extension of cellulosic biofuel, biodiesel tax credits

Sioux Falls, SD (December 15, 2017) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings sent a letter today to Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means Kevin Brady and Chairman of the Committee on Finance Orrin Hatch urging the Conference Committee to extend the Cellulosic Biofuel Tax Credit and Biodiesel Tax Credit as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Excerpts from the letter are below.…


ACE CEO releases statement on RFS meetings at the White House

Sioux Falls, SD (December 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to meetings at the White House over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Background: Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has placed a “hold” on the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to be USDA Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation as leverage…


ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2018

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2017) – Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.29 billion gallons next year of which 4.29 billion gallons shall be…


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: 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 RFS Hearing testimony

ACE's Jonathon Lehman's testimony during the RFS Hearing on August 1, 2017.


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…



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