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Ethanol, Farm Groups Respond as Administration Mulls Appeal of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2020) – On March 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit approved requests by the U.S. Department of Justice, HollyFrontier, and CVR Energy for an extension of the deadline to file motions asking for a rehearing en banc of Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA, in which the Court found EPA vastly exceeded its authority in granting compliance exemptions to three…

Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) — An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to lift a stay it placed on a joint 2018 petition asking the court to protect the renewable fuels industry from undue harm caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The petition, filed late Tuesday afternoon, asks EPA to revise its Renewable…

ACE statement on Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (May 23, 2019) –Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the RFS. The bill would set a deadline for refineries to submit petitions…

30th annual ACE conference remarks from Executive Vice President Brian Jennings

ACE executive vice president, Brian Jennings, opened up the organization's 30th annual conference in Omaha with remarks on the successes of the last year and highlighting upcoming projects and opportunities ACE is working on for ACE members.  Comments Here.

ACE opens registration, previews agenda for 30th annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (May 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and announced a preliminary agenda for its milestone 30th annual conference coming up Aug. 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s conference theme is Tested. Proven. Driven. The general session will include testimonials from retailers and fuel marketers on why they are selling…

Biofuels Stakeholders Issue Statement on Oral Arguments for 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs)

Sioux Falls, SD (April 24, 2017) – In response to oral arguments held earlier today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January 2016, the American Coalition for Ethanol, BIO, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers…

ACE leadership informs, congratulates member plants at annual meetings

Sioux Falls, SD (March 30, 2017) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) member ethanol plants have been hosting annual meetings for their investors during the first half of the year. ACE executive vice president Brian Jennings has presented at many of these meetings, including Badger State Ethanol’s annual meeting today in Wisconsin and Dakota Ethanol’s upcoming meeting in South Dakota on April 11,…

ACE comment on apparent RFS-RVP deal

Sioux Falls, SD (February 28, 2017) Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), released the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports that a White House Executive Order is imminent which will shift the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation away from refiners in exchange for providing Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15. “Despite…

ACE congratulates Scott Pruitt on confirmation as EPA chief

Sioux Falls, SD (February 17, 2017) – Brian Jennings, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  “We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his confirmation and are eager to work with him to help EPA keep the promises that President Trump…

ACE to grassroots: Urge Senators to get ethanol support from EPA nominee Pruitt during confirmation process

Sioux Falls, SD (December 14, 2016) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) issued a call-to-action to its grassroots membership today, urging ethanol supporters to contact their U.S. Senators about the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Pruitt needs a majority vote of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and…


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