Remembering the life of industry veteran Randy Ives

Pictured: Randy Ives, wife Denise, daughter gabriella, and industry friends and colleagues at ace's 2019 annual conference.  Randy Ives was honored with ACE's most prestigious award, the Merle Anderson Award, named after ACE's founder, for his distinguished contributions to the advancement of the U.S. ethanol industry during the 2019 August conference in Omaha. Duane Kristensen, ACE Board President,…

Changing Export Markets Provide Challenges, Opportunities

As demand for ethanol in the United States has been pummeled by EPA small refinery exemptions (SREs) over the past two years, ethanol marketers have focused increasing attention on export markets. Those increased exports have been the difference between profit and plant closure for the ethanol industry in 2017 and 2018, but the president’s ongoing and increasing trade battles have reduced the amount…

ACE Senior VP Ron Lamberty's take on first Mexico retailer mission in Iowa

PHOTO: Tour leaders American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior VP Ron Lamberty (L) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Managing Director Lucy Norton Since ACE created its Market Development program nearly 20 years ago, our approach has been to connect prospective ethanol retailers (whether they knew they were prospective or not) with other retailers and marketers who had already increased…


By Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President, American Coalition for Ethanol Three years ago, gasoline retailers in Mexico had no control over what brand or grades of fuel they sold in their stations. They also didn’t determine fuel prices, when they got fuel deliveries, or even whether they have fuel on hand. Eighty years ago, Mexico created the state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, better known…

Ethanol Education Is Essential To Winning Mexican Market

The Council conducted ethanol training in Monterrey last spring, including – from left to right – Manuel Vital, Secretary of Sustainable Development of the State of Nuevo Leon; Ron Lamberty, American Coalition for Ethanol senior vice president; Ryan LeGrand USGC Mexico director; Jorge Lerdo, USGC ethanol consultant; Isaias Romero, Mexican Association of Service Station Equipment Suppliers president; and Ricardo Contreras, Agencia de Seguridad Energia Y Ambiente, subdirector of regulation.

When the Going Gets Tough… the Tough Go to Mexico?

Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President, highlights efforts ACE and others have been making to grow the use of ethanol in the U.S. and in Mexico.

ACE webinar delivers ethanol market development progress report domestically and abroad

Right now, ethanol prices are at record lows, and if there’s any upside to depressed ethanol prices, it’s the opportunity to open new markets. ACE's Ron Lamberty believes there’s an opportunity now for more retailers to begin selling low-cost E15 and for more consumers to start saving money at the pump.

OPIS Interview: ACE Sees Potential for Ethanol Splash Blending in Mexico

Splash blending of ethanol with gasoline was a trend seen in the U.S. about 10 years ago, but that logistics move went away when oil terminals with expanded storage capacities introduced in-line capability. However, with Mexican gasoline wholesale and retail market beginning to find its feet following market liberalization a couple of years ago, wholesalers and retailers in Mexico may see opportunities…

All this Win-Win talk from the Administration and the EPA

Commentary from Tom Blazek - a first time attendee of ACE's 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in March 21-22 from Lake Charles, Louisiana - on the actions and talk concerning the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) following the fly-in.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Teleconference - ACE, flex fuel retailers to discuss implications of a RIN cap

Sioux Falls, SD (March 9, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is hosting a press teleconference today at 2:00 p.m. CDT with Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty, featuring flex fuel retailers Charlie Good of Good & Quick in Nevada, Iowa; Bruce Vollan of Midway Service in Baltic, South Dakota; and Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels in California to discuss what the implications of capping renewable…

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