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ACE 2017 DC fly-in promotes RVP relief, RFS support

Sioux Falls, SD (March 27, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members lobbied Members of Congress last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s ninth annual fly-in. The two-day event brought together retailers, ethanol producers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and more to participate in over 120 meetings on Capitol Hill.…


ACE DC fly-in underscores biofuel's importance to rural economy

Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C. as part of the organization’s 9th annual fly-in today and tomorrow. “This unique event brings together a group of advocates from all walks of life, putting a human face on the ethanol industry to communicate our policy priorities to Members of Congress and Executive…


ACE applauds ASTM standard for high-octane fuel use

Sioux Falls, SD (March 16, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes a recently published ASTM International standard, which creates a broadly accepted specification for high-octane fuel that could help not only drive innovation in the auto industry, as cars with higher performance engines are introduced into the global marketplace, but growth within the ethanol industry, as these engines…


Trump reinstates review of GHG, fuel economy standards

Sioux Falls, SD (March 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) supports President Donald Trump’s decision today to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and, in harmony with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reinstate…


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 elects 2017 executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (March 2, 2017) – During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its officers and executive committee members for 2017. Re-elected to serve as officers on the Executive Committee are: Ron Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol, LLC, an ethanol plant in Wentworth, South Dakota, which produces 50 million gallons of ethanol per year…


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 reaction to Senate committee approval of Scott Pruitt

ACE Executive VP Brian Jennings reacts to Pruitt passage


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…


ACE reaction to 2017 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (November 23, 2016) – Brian Jennings, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “As more ethanol was blended with record-high consumption of gasoline this year, ACE urged EPA to increase the…



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