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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 welcomes language in stimulus bill directing aid to biofuel producers, thanks Congressional members for urging this support

Sioux Falls, SD (May 12, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed the phase four stimulus proposal (the HEROES Act) House Speaker Pelosi introduced today which includes a provision that would establish a new Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Senators are expected to consider similar legislation. ACE thanks Representatives Cheri Bustos…


U.S. Farm and Biofuel Leaders Urge President Trump Stand by RFS

America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on President Trump to immediately speak out against reports from within the administration that the White House may bow to a misinformation campaign spearheaded by Senator Ted Cruz. The senator has urged the president to join a handful of oil refineries seeking to overturn a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s…


ACE leadership draws upon fuel retailing experience and input from marketers to inform USDA on HBIIP implementation

Sioux Falls, SD (January 30, 2020) – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) request for information (RFI) on a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The USDA is exploring options to expand domestic ethanol and biodiesel availability and is seeking information on opportunities to consider…


ACE board president presents at Biofuels Financial Conference

Sioux Falls, SD (September 28, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board President Ron Alverson presented today at the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference hosted by Christianson PLLP Sept. 27-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alverson was on a panel which discussed potential options for ethanol plant expansion and diversification including foreign markets, processing corn kernel fiber,…


ACE encourages ethanol advocates to submit comments on RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (July 26, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages ethanol advocates to utilize its Legislative Action Center to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s comment period opened last week on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. Comments must be submitted on or before Aug. 31. ACE expressed gratitude…


ACE encourages member attendance at Perdue town hall meeting

Sioux Falls, SD (May 4, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages its members to join the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in a town hall meeting to be held at the farm of Bill Couser of Couser Cattle Company near Nevada, Iowa, Friday, May 5. Given the sluggish state of the farm economy, Secretary Perdue’s town hall is a timely opportunity to encourage the Trump administration…


ACE appoints Fletcher as Communications Director

Sioux Falls, SD (March 6, 2017) – Former bioenergy magazine editor Katie Fletcher has joined the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) staff as Communications Director at the organization’s office based out of Sioux Falls  ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says Fletcher’s experience as a writer and editor at BBI International, a company that produces bioenergy and biofuels events and trade…


ACE DC ads feature people who have done well with the RFS

ACE intros ad campaign to run in DC and other markets on the importance of a strong RFS.


RFS Field Hearing Testimony from Jerry Calease from Golden Grain Energy

Full testimony as given by farmer and Golden Grain Energy Board Member Jerry Calease during RFS Field Hearing on June 25, 2015



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