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ACE: Senate stimulus marks next step in securing direct aid for biofuels sector, now Congress must see it across the finish line

Sioux Falls, SD (July 28, 2020) – Late yesterday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his coronavirus economic relief package including $20 billion in relief to be used by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in addition to the $14 billion in funding the previously enacted CARES Act provides USDA via the Commodity Credit Corporation account. This marks the next step toward…


ACE writes Senate leaders requesting inclusion of direct relief for biofuel producers in phase four stimulus

Sioux Falls, SD (July 22, 2020) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings penned a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) praising bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in May that would reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they…


ACE CEO Reflects on the Life of the “Ethanol Answer Man”

Sioux Falls, SD – The ethanol industry has lost another pioneer. Larry Johnson, the one and only “Ethanol Answer Man,” passed away on Sunday, July 19. Click here for the obituary. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings reflects on his memories of the ethanol industry pioneer in issuing the following tribute: “Larry was one of ethanol’s most energetic and passionate advocates, embodied…


ACE: Yet Even More Waiver Requests While a Hurting Rural America Continues to Wait for EPA to Correct its RFS Missteps

Sioux Falls, SD (July 16, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) dashboard, disclosing the Agency’s received six more retroactive SRE petitions or so-called ‘gap filings’ for compliance years 2011 through 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA unveiled in its June update that the Agency had received 52 new retroactive SRE…


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…


Corn Growers, Ethanol Supporters Again Challenge EPA’s Flawed Testing and Modeling

Sioux Falls, SD (July 9, 2020) Joining forces to challenge flawed science, a coalition including the Urban Air Initiative (UAI), 10 state corn grower organizations and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) are pressuring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to correct its recent “Anti-Backsliding’ study. The coalition says the study is based on faulty modeling data that fails to recognize the…


ACE’s Request to Raise 2020 RVO Added to the List of Missed Opportunities for EPA to Do Right by Rural America

COVID-19’s ethanol demand destruction on top of EPA’s through RFS missteps leaves biofuel producers and farmers in economic turmoil


ACE Launches Video Series Breaking USDA HBIIP Application Process into More Manageable Steps for Retailers

Sioux Falls, SD (July 1, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the first few in a series of short fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website this week, along with a broader digital advertising campaign to help fuel retailers understand and navigate the application process for United States Department of Agriculture’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program…



ACE: Instead of Complying with Tenth Circuit Court Decision, EPA Seemingly “Aiding and Abetting” Refiners Seeking ‘Gap Year’ RFS Waiver Requests

Sioux Falls, SD (June 18, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its small refinery exemption (SRE) dashboard, disclosing the Agency’s received 52 new SRE petitions or so-called ‘gap filings’ for compliance years 2018 to as far back as 2011 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This update follows pressure from the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and other biofuel…



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