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ACE: EPA’s final 2020 RFS rule fails to uphold the President’s biofuel deal

Sioux Falls, SD (December 19, 2019) –Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) along with its finalized supplemental rulemaking that addresses how the Agency will handle the Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) provision in the program moving forward. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings…


ACE urges EPA to get RFS back on track

Sioux Falls, SD (November 26, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments  today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas in which the proposal falls short in ACE’s written comments, including the proposed…


ACE commends Senators for calling on EPA to uphold RFS deal, urges others to make their voice heard

Sioux Falls, SD (November 7, 2019) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks  Midwest Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), for submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supplemental rule to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian…


ACE reaction to EPA’s supplemental proposal to 2020 RVO

Sioux Falls, SD (October 15, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a supplemental rulemaking to its proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), following an Oct. 4 White House announcement that the EPA will seek comment on ‘actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s…


ACE thanks rural leaders for speaking out on the RFS, urges continued vigilance

Sioux Falls, SD (October 4, 2019) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings thanks rural leaders for prompting today’s announcement following White House discussions over the past few months with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA says it is seeking comment on actions to ensure that the statutory…


ACE urges EPA to reallocate volumes from RFS waivers harming rural America in comments on 2020 RFS proposal

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Today is the final day the Agency is accepting public comments on the proposal. ACE commented on several facets of the proposed rule including: the difference…


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…


ACE: 95 RON trade for RFS repeal not an ethanol growth strategy

Sioux Falls, SD (December 11, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued a statement today responding to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on the discussion draft “21st Century Transportation Fuels Act,” which proposes an exchange of a national (95 RON) octane fuel requirement for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Below…


ACE statement on final RFS volumes for 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (November 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the statement below in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   The Agency set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.92 billion gallons next year of which 4.92 billion gallons shall be advanced…



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