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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 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…

ACE thanks Senators Thune, Shaheen for introducing a bill to approve long-stalled RFS pathway applications

Sioux Falls, SD (June 17, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for introducing bipartisan legislation today that would help approve certain Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathway applications, like corn fiber, which help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ACE CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement thanking the…

Thune Introduces Bill to Support Hand Sanitizer and Ethanol Production By Extending FDA Guidance

“American ethanol producers stand ready to help America get through these tough times.”

U.S. Farm & Biofuel Leaders Demand Answers on Retroactive EPA Exemptions

In a letter today, America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to offer answers on a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are designed to reconstitute…

ACE calls on EPA to ensure RFS blending obligations are upheld amid drop in biofuel demand, unjustified waiver requests

Sioux Falls, SD (May 20, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings calls recent requests for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive or significantly reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) unjustified, including a letter sent yesterday from 15 Republican Senators and similar requests from a handful of governors and attorneys…

ACE thanks Senators Grassley, Klobuchar for introducing the Renewable Fuel Feedstock Reimbursement Act of 2020

Sioux Falls, SD (May 20, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for putting forth bipartisan legislation that would reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they purchased and processed into renewable fuel dating back to the first quarter of the year. “ACE thanks Senators Grassley and Klobuchar for recognizing…

ACE 2020 Conference “Rising Up,” Moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is co-locating its annual ethanol conference with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop August 25 at the CHI Health Center Omaha

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