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ACE applauds President Trump’s E15 year-round announcement

Sioux Falls, SD (October 9, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 by instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process: “We are sincerely grateful the President is making good on his promise to require…


ACE: Ohio retailer hopeful 2018 is the final time he will deal with the E15 summer restriction

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2018) – With the last day of the summertime restriction on Reid vapor pressure (RVP) fast-approaching, September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations. This is the seventh year retailers offering E15 have had to sell it as flex fuel or remove…


ACE: Outdated E15 regulatory barrier still in place, despite President’s repeated pledge

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2018) – Despite repeated public endorsements from the White House to allow the sale of E15 unleaded gasoline year-round, EPA has taken no action to lift the outdated regulatory barrier prior to today’s start of the low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season. E15 was tested and approved in 2011 for use in any car or light truck from model year 2001 and newer. EPA’s interpretation…


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 reminds retailers annual E15 restrictions soon lifted

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is reminding retailers they can resume offering E15 to drivers of all gasoline-powered 2001 and newer passenger vehicles after the low-Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season ends Sept. 15. EPA rules controlling maximum RVP effectively ban the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 from June 1 through Sept. 15 in most of the U.S.,…


ACE members urged to press for RVP legislation support during August recess

Sioux Falls, SD (July 21, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement following news that the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would not vote on a bill (S. 517) that would allow the year-round sale of E15 until after Congress returns from its August recess. “ACE members appreciate the leadership of…


ACE encouraged by Senate hearing on RVP legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (June 14, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a full committee hearing today on bipartisan legislation S. 517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act to clarify that E15 and higher blends should be allowed for sale from June 1 through Sept. 15. “Senators Fischer (R-NE), Ernst (R-IA), and Duckworth…


ACE joins fuel retailers in calling for E15 RVP relief

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2017) – Today marks the beginning of the EPA-imposed low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season, effectively banning the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 until Sept. 15, even though E15 has lower RVP and lower emissions than the gasoline sold in those markets each summer. E15 is an unleaded gasoline that can be used in all cars and light trucks model years 2001 and newer, and…


ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform agenda

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be repealed, replaced and modified to make them less burdensome. The Task Force will…


ACE 2017 DC fly-in promotes RVP relief, RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (March 27, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members lobbied Members of Congress last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s ninth annual fly-in. The two-day event brought together retailers, ethanol producers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and more to participate in over 120 meetings on Capitol Hill.…



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