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ACE Thanks House Members for Urging the EPA to Prioritize the RFS

Yesterday, a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), reversing course on the proposed retroactive cuts to previously finalized…


ACE Reaction to Long-Awaited RFS Announcements

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a package of actions, including proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance years and retrospective volumes for 2020, a plan to implement the 500 million gallons in remanded volumes by the DC Circuit Court in 2017, as well as how the Agency plans to move forward on RFS small…


ACE to Biden: Proper RFS Implementation and Year-Round E15 Will Meaningfully Reduce Transportation Sector GHGs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called on U.S. President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings outlined how these actions are the quickest way to reduce greenhouse…


ACE Endorses the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act

Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2021, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the RFS. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement in support: “ACE thanks Senators Fischer and…


ACE Welcomes Court Order to Vacate Trump EPA Last-Minute Small Refinery Exemptions

Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit which vacates three last-minute small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted by the Trump Administration Environmental Protection Agency on the eve of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. ACE CEO Brian Jennings issued the following response to this news: “In anticipation that the prior…


Biofuels Coalition Files Brief in Supreme Court Case

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Today, the Renewable Fuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Farmers Union, working together as the Biofuels Coalition, filed their response brief in the Supreme Court case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al., v. Renewable Fuels Association, et al. In the brief, the coalition argues in support of the challenged…


ACE Endorses the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act

Sioux Falls, SD (February 19, 2021) –Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Representative Angie Craig (D-Minn) led Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus in introducing the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition…


ACE Welcomes Long-Awaited E15 Proposal, Slams RFS Waivers

Sioux Falls, SD (January 15, 2021) – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that on January 19, with one day left in the Trump administration, the Agency will issue a proposed rulemaking on E15 label revisions and underground storage tank compatibility, and separately will seek comment on waiver petitions from refiners and Governors of oil states under the 2019 and 2020 Renewable…


Biofuels Coalition Files Brief Challenging 31 Small Refinery Exemptions in 2018

The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union today filed a brief challenging EPA’s August 2019 decision to exempt 31 small refineries from their obligations to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2018. Collectively known as the Biofuels Coalition for this case, the group…


ACE statement on 15-year anniversary of the RFS

The RFS has successfully benefited our climate, drivers, and rural economy, but improper implementation limits its promise



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