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ACE Conference Breakout Sessions Explore Key Industry Issues

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 34th annual conference coming up August 18-20 in Minneapolis offers a variety of breakout sessions covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on the afternoon of Thursday, August 19, following the morning general session…


Biofuels Coalition Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Tenth Circuit’s RFS Refinery Exemption Ruling

A coalition of renewable fuel and farm groups expressed “extreme disappointment” in today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a 2020 appellate court ruling that struck down three improper small refinery exemptions granted by previous EPA administrators. However, because certain elements of the appellate court ruling were left unchallenged and were not reviewed by the Supreme Court, the groups…


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…


U.S. Farm & Biofuel Leaders Demand Answers on Retroactive EPA Exemptions

In a letter today, America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to offer answers on a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are designed to reconstitute…


ACE board president presents at Biofuels Financial Conference

Sioux Falls, SD (September 28, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board President Ron Alverson presented today at the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference hosted by Christianson PLLP Sept. 27-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alverson was on a panel which discussed potential options for ethanol plant expansion and diversification including foreign markets, processing corn kernel fiber,…


ACE encourages member attendance at Perdue town hall meeting

Sioux Falls, SD (May 4, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages its members to join the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in a town hall meeting to be held at the farm of Bill Couser of Couser Cattle Company near Nevada, Iowa, Friday, May 5. Given the sluggish state of the farm economy, Secretary Perdue’s town hall is a timely opportunity to encourage the Trump administration…


ACE appoints Fletcher as Communications Director

Sioux Falls, SD (March 6, 2017) – Former bioenergy magazine editor Katie Fletcher has joined the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) staff as Communications Director at the organization’s office based out of Sioux Falls  ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says Fletcher’s experience as a writer and editor at BBI International, a company that produces bioenergy and biofuels events and trade…


ACE DC ads feature people who have done well with the RFS

ACE intros ad campaign to run in DC and other markets on the importance of a strong RFS.


RFS Field Hearing Testimony from Jerry Calease from Golden Grain Energy

Full testimony as given by farmer and Golden Grain Energy Board Member Jerry Calease during RFS Field Hearing on June 25, 2015


RFS Field Hearing Testimony from Bernie Hoffman from WB Services

Full testimony as given from the Chief Operating Officer of WB Services, Bernie Hoffman during the EPA Field Hearing on the RFS on June 25, 2015.



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