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ACE: Keeping RFS point of obligation a win for retailers, consumers

Sioux Falls, SD (November 22, 2017) – Brian Jennings, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement today to reject petitions filed last year by some refiners to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation. "Moving the RFS point of obligation to downstream…


ACE runs ad on Capitol Hill as RFS deadline approaches

Sioux Falls, SD (November 16, 2017) – Today’s edition of the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call features a new, full-page advertisement placed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encouraging President Trump to tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand with rural America and keep the promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The end of this month marks the deadline for…


Video series featuring real world E15 and flex fuel retailers debuts on FlexFuelForward.com

Sioux Falls, SD (November 13, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website today, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. The series will address common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels with straightforward answers from retailers who have…


ACE: Contrary to oil industry claims, RIN values drive fuel prices lower

Sioux Falls, SD (October 26, 2017) – Following a recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reject petitions to move the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation and not allow Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) for exported ethanol, RINs are trading higher and ethanol opponents have renewed efforts to characterize RINs as driving fuel prices higher.…


ACE: Pruitt letter result of strong Senate leadership on RFS issues

Sioux Falls, SD (October 20, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings, released the following statement thanking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for his letter to several Midwestern Senators reiterating his commitment to support the spirit and text of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The concessions and promises…


ACE members, retailers bring flex fuel forward at NACS show

Sioux Falls, SD (October 18, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is attending the 2017 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show taking place today through Oct. 20 in Chicago. This year, ACE will be accompanied by Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based fuel retailer Bob O’Connor, Owner of Jetz Convenience Centers, and ACE producer members at its booth on the show floor. ACE’s market…


ACE hosts Latin American trade group on ethanol tour

Sioux Falls, SD (October 16, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosted a Latin American trade team organized by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) at its Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based office today as part of the group’s pre-tour prior to the Ethanol Summit of the Americas in Houston. The tour group consists of a mixture of government and industry representatives from at least six countries…


ACE helps retailers call on EPA to level the playing field for flex fuel vehicles in CAFE-GHG standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 6, 2017) – In response to fuel marketers asking how they can help support their flex fuel infrastructure and customers, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) organized a joint letter signed by fuel marketers and retailers representing nearly 160 convenience stores and gas stations urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the midterm evaluation of the 2022-2025…


ACE submits comments on how high-octane ethanol blends can help meet fuel economy, emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (October 6, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations to accelerate the transition of transportation fuels to low-cost, high-octane biofuels such as ethanol in its comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the final determination of fuel economy and emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles. ACE…


ACE partners on EPA Smart Sectors program  

Sioux Falls, SD (October 3, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces its participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Sectors program launched today to provide a platform for collaboration with regulated sectors to help the agency develop forward-thinking ways to improve environmental outcomes. Smart Sectors is partnering with trade associations from 13 industry sectors…



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