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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September 15, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has heard from fuel marketers of all sizes that the outdated RVP rule prevents them from offering E15 at their stations.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 completes fifth trip to Mexico to address ethanol questions from service station owners

Sioux Falls, SD (August 30, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.  The workshops address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended…


ACE addressing ethanol questions from service station owners in fourth Mexican city this year

Sioux Falls, SD (July 26, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Chihuahua this week for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.  The workshops address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended…


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…


ACE addressing retail ethanol questions in Mexico again as tribunal overturns blending injunction

Sioux Falls, SD (June 21, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty returned to Mexico this week for the third time this year to speak at a meeting of Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers in León about equipment compatibility and other practical considerations when implementing and selling up to E10 blends for the first time. This meeting is part…


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…


ACE congratulates Petro Serve USA on offering more ND consumers higher ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (May 11, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota, today to congratulate the company and CEO Kent Satrang on offering more consumers E15 and higher ethanol blends.  “Petro Serve has been offering ethanol blends to their customers for a long time now, and…


ACE addressing ethanol marketing challenges, low carbon benefits at NEB Forum

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2018) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol speaks today at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha, Nebraska, about assessing new markets based on ethanol’s low carbon emissions benefits. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty also moderates a panel tomorrow at the event covering ethanol…


New video addresses gasoline retailer E15 liability concerns

Sioux Falls, SD (April 5, 2018) – A controversial new video was released today, addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel on the flexfuelforward.com website. The video features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or had warranties voided by using E15.…


ACE: Why retailers add E15, flex fuels answered in latest flexfuelforward.com video

Sioux Falls, SD (January 31, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the release of the fourth video in its series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website today. The series addresses common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels with straightforward answers from retailers who have implemented the fuels successfully. Retailers answer why they chose…



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