Position Producers As Part of the Climate Solution
- The Issue
- Our Position
- What We’re Doing
Ethanol is an overlooked “ace” in the effort to tamp down carbon emissions. Despite its decades-long performance knocking out the equivalent of tens of millions of cars, ethanol merits a better stage. So do the people who make it. Farmers and businesses across the agricultural value chain have been unsung heroes whose contributions happen far from the spotlight. That needs to change.
After decades of foot-dragging and chicanery, the energy and transportation sectors are now obsessed by shiny objects they hope will solve rising carbon emissions. But many commonsense clean fuel advocates like ACE are making the case that ethanol can cut carbon pollution right now.
What We’re Doing
We’ve also developed and published our exclusive Carbon Intensity (CI) Calculator: a tool for farmers and ethanol producers — and any other interested party — to calculate CI scores. That’s useful for demonstrating overall carbon intensity and to highlight the need for farm-level practices to receive carbon benefits as new carbon policies and clean fuel markets develop.