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Biofuel and Ag Leaders Oppose EPA Motion to Remand 2018 SREs Without Vacatur

Last night, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union opposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion to remand but not vacate the 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) the Trump Administration granted in August 2019. The coalition of biofuel and ag leaders is currently…


ACE and Minnesota Congressional Leadership Kick Off Annual Ethanol Conference in Minneapolis

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 34th annual conference kicked off in Minneapolis today with remarks from U.S. Representative Angie Craig (MN-02) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), as well as updates from the organization’s leadership, including ACE Board President Dave Sovereign, representing Iowa-based Golden Grain Energy, ACE CEO Brian Jennings, and ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty. Rep.…


ACE to Biden: Proper RFS Implementation and Year-Round E15 Will Meaningfully Reduce Transportation Sector GHGs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today called on U.S. President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings outlined how these actions are the quickest way to reduce greenhouse…


ACE: Low Carbon Ethanol Available Now to Make Meaningful Reductions in GHGs to Reach Climate Goals

Today, President Joe Biden outlined a new national target for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), calling for them to represent half of all new vehicle sales by 2030. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response: “Pledges to make more electric vehicles in the future will do little to reduce GHG emissions until and unless the way we generate…


ACE 2021 Conference Sessions Explore Strategies for Ethanol Boards to Grow, Protect and Lead their Ethanol Businesses

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 34th annual conference taking place next month August 18-20 in Minneapolis provides content focused on ways to make ethanol plants more profitable and efficient. The event draws industry leadership for updates on public policy, market development, board of director training, and much more. Consulting firms Christianson PLLP and K·Coe Isom will host breakout…


Dr. Steffen Mueller to Share Analysis on EVs, Low Carbon Fuels, and a Technology-Neutral Playing Field at ACE Conference

This year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference coming up August 18-20 in Minneapolis offers a collection of general sessions that address the industry’s most timely topics, including a presentation from University of Illinois at Chicago’s Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Economist of the Energy Resources Center, that broaches the hype surrounding electric vehicles (EVs) and the role…


ACE Conference to Highlight Ethanol Market Developments and Policy Work Around the World with USGC Leadership

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will host Brian Healy, U.S. Grains Council’s Director of Global Ethanol Development, at its 34th annual conference taking place August 18-20 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, to address activity underway to increase the global use and trade of U.S. ethanol and its coproducts. “Globally, countries are looking for ways to decarbonize their transport…


ACE Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Retailers and Automakers with Ethanol Infrastructure Incentives

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) introduced a series of bills last week that would provide incentives for gas station owners to offer higher ethanol blends and for automakers to make flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). Two of the bills are co-sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), one provides funding for higher blend infrastructure and the other offers FFV incentives. A third bill is co-sponsored by…


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…


ACE Praises Member Chief Ethanol for New CCS Venture

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) congratulates one of its ethanol producer members Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc. for the announcement of onsite carbon capture and sequestration projects with Catahoula Resources, LLC at its ethanol plants in Hastings and Lexington, Nebraska, which should reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of each facility significantly. ACE CEO Brian Jennings praised Chief Ethanol…



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