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ACE Leadership Addresses Virtual Conference Attendees, Issues Update to Pre-Recorded Content

Sioux Falls, SD (September 16, 2020) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board President Duane Kristensen representing Chief Ethanol Fuels kicks off the organization’s 33rd annual ethanol conference being held virtually this afternoon from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Central followed by remarks from ACE CEO Brian Jennings, which highlight the tenacity the ethanol industry has demonstrated to get back on its…


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.


ACE Elects Board of Directors During Annual Business Meeting

Sioux Falls, SD (September 15, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 33rd conference, which is being held virtually in combination with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) & Expo on September 16 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Central. Six incumbents were re-elected…


ACE Welcomes EPA Denying RFS ‘Gap-Filling Petitions,’ Urges Application of Tenth Circuit Decision Nationwide

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Agency is denying the retroactive small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions or so-called ‘gap-filling petitions’ for compliance years 2011 through 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and industry partners have called on EPA to reject the ‘gap-year’…


ACE Statement on Brazil’s Extension of TRQ on US Ethanol

Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2020) – The U.S. and Brazil announced late Friday they’re reinstating for 90 days starting today, September 14, the tariff rate quota (TRQ) on Brazilian imports of U.S. ethanol, which expired August 31 and allowed nearly 200 million gallons of U.S. ethanol to be imported tariff free. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following reaction: “While…


Ethanol Coalition Welcomes Reports of ‘Gap-Year’ Waiver Petition Denials, Denounces Refiners’ Supreme Court Petition

Sioux Falls, SD (September 9, 2020) – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Farmers Union (NFU) and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today welcomed news reports that President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of so-called “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions intended to circumvent the Tenth Circuit…


ACE Welcomes Senate Democrats’ Report Providing More Congressional Credit to Biofuel’s Role in Reducing GHG Emissions

Sioux Falls, SD (August 25, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a report “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People” detailing a framework for future legislation in Congress to address climate change. “ACE has been laying the strategic groundwork necessary to leverage ethanol’s low carbon value in the market…


ACE 2020 Conference Attendees to Hear from USDA Official, Fuel Retailers, Market Analyst September 16

ACE ‘s annual ethanol conference is being held in conjunction with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo as a virtual event on the afternoon of September 16


Corn Growers, Ethanol Supporters to EPA: Stop Penalizing Ethanol Blends

Sioux Falls, SD (August 14, 2020) The Urban Air Initiative (UAI), a coalition of state corn grower organizations, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), and the Clean Fuels Development Coalition filed comments today asking EPA not to penalize ethanol’s ability to reduce carbon emissions. The EPA is proposing to penalize ethanol for its lower carbon profile, even though nothing in the law warrants…


ACE statement on 15-year anniversary of the RFS

The RFS has successfully benefited our climate, drivers, and rural economy, but improper implementation limits its promise



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