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ACE Notifies Retailers USDA is Re-Opening HBIIP Application Portal For 30 Days to Award Remaining Matching Grant Funds

Sioux Falls, SD (December 17, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening a new, 30-day application period starting Dec. 21 to provide retailers one more opportunity to apply for grant money still available under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). In October, USDA announced several recipients of the up to $100 million in matching grants to increase ethanol and biodiesel…


ACE Helps Retailers Determine E15 Compatibility by Launching “Flex Check” Tool

The American Coalition for Ethanol’s fuel-marketer focused Flex Fuel Forward website releases tool for fuel retailers to see how E15-compatible their station is right now.


Fuel marketers to share E15, flex fuel retail experience amid COVID-19, HBIIP rollout at August ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 14, 2020) – A flex fuel retailer panel will be part of the general session lineup again this year at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 33rd annual conference on the afternoon of August 25 in Omaha, Nebraska, co-located with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty will moderate a discussion between returning panelist Randy Gard, Chief Operating…


ACE stands ready to assist fuel retailers as USDA rolls out HBIIP details to expand availability and use of higher ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (May 4, 2020) – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced further information and details surrounding the application process for its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which makes available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, $86 million of which is reserved for…


ACE leadership draws upon fuel retailing experience and input from marketers to inform USDA on HBIIP implementation

Sioux Falls, SD (January 30, 2020) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) request for information (RFI) on a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The USDA is exploring options to expand domestic ethanol and biodiesel availability and is seeking information on opportunities to consider…


ACE leadership keynotes NEB-hosted training event for fuel retailers interested in adding E15, higher ethanol blends

Sioux Falls, SD (September 3, 2019) – As the first summer of nation-wide approved E15 use winds to an end, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) continues its efforts to ensure retailers understand their hands are no longer tied by red tape preventing them from offering lower priced, higher octane E15 fuel to their customers all year. As a former fuel retailer himself, ACE Senior Vice President…


Bosselman Enterprises, Pearson Fuels share E15, E85 retail experience at ACE conference

Sioux Falls, SD (August 27, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosted a diverse mix of ethanol interests in Omaha this month at its 32nd annual conference. Among the speakers were fuel marketers Randy Gard, COO of Bosselman Enterprises, which owns the Nebraska-based Pump & Pantry convenience store chain, and Mike Lewis, co-founder of California-based Pearson Fuels, one of the nation’s…


Mexican retailers to tour Iowa ethanol supply chain as a model for Mexico’s emerging fuel market

The American Coalition for Ethanol and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association embark on a tour today leading Mexican retailers in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council across Iowa to see how U.S. ethanol is made, distributed, and sold as they implement blends up to E10 in Mexico.


ACE reaction to EPA’s proposed rule to allow E15 year-round

Sioux Falls, SD (March 12, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rulemaking to allow the sale of E15 year-round, as well as its reform proposals to the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credit market: “We’re pleased EPA has finally publicized its proposal to…


Mexico City marks sixth visit to Mexico for ACE in 2018 to address ethanol questions from service station owners

Sioux Falls, SD (November 20, 2018) –American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City last week for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. The workshops were a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council and the Mexican Association of Service Station Suppliers (AMPES), to inform local station…



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