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House Members Urge Biden Administration to Prioritize Homegrown Biofuels as Replacement for Russian Oil & Gas

Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig led the six bipartisan Co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus and 23 additional Members of Congress in a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to prioritize homegrown, renewable biofuels as a replacement for Russian imports.  “ACE members are incredibly grateful for the leadership being demonstrated by Rep. Angie Craig to spearhead this bipartisan…


ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act

Today the Defend the Blend Act was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American…


ACE Welcomes Directive to Help Inform a New Clean Fuel Standard in Minnesota

Today, Governor Tim Walz directed the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Transportation to lead engagement of a broad range of stakeholders across the state to help inform a new Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in Minnesota. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement of support for this directive: “We thank Governor Walz for issuing…


New Visionary USDA Climate-Smart Partnership Initiative Can Promote Low Carbon Farming Practices and Biofuels

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is encouraged by the new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The initiative is designed to scale the deployment of climate-smart farming practices and demonstrate the link those practices have on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from products such as biofuels.…


ACE Appreciates the Push for Historic Biofuel Infrastructure Funds Currently Included in the House Version of the Reconciliation Bill

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senate and House biofuel supporters for pushing for the inclusion of biofuels infrastructure funding in the reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The House Agriculture Committee is set to mark up bill language that provides $960 million in competitive grants to install, retrofit or upgrade infrastructure to sell higher ethanol and biodiesel…


ACE Thanks Congressional Biofuel Champions for Pushing for Support for Renewable Fuels in Reconciliation Package

Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in…


ACE Welcomes U.S. Representative Angie Craig to 34th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased to announce it will host U.S. Representative Angie Craig (D-Minn.) to provide a special address during its 34th annual ACE conference next week. Representative Craig will be featured in the slate of morning general sessions on Thursday, August 19, welcoming attendees and providing an update on biofuel issues from her perspective on Capitol Hill. “Increasing…


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…


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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