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ACE comments on proposed 2019 RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (August 17, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on the final day of accepting public comments on the proposal.  ACE commented on several facets of the proposed rule including: how EPA exemptions and waivers are harming…


ACE leadership testifies on proposed 2019 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 18, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) senior vice president Ron Lamberty testified today during the public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Lamberty's testimony highlights points which will be detailed in ACE’s written comments…


While RFS talks & waivers continue, rural America deserves immediate action on E15 use year-round

Sioux Falls, SD (May 8, 2018) – Following the seventh scheduled White House meeting today on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement based on initial reports the meeting concluded with agreements to eventually allow E15 use year-round, not to pursue a RIN cap, and to consider allowing RIN credits on exports of renewable…


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…



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