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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 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 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


RFS Field Hearing Testimony from Bernie Hoffman from WB Services

Full testimony as given from the Chief Operating Officer of WB Services, Bernie Hoffman during the EPA Field Hearing on the RFS on June 25, 2015.


Registration for ACE conference is open “Quiet Ingenuity, Bold Advance” focus Aug. 19-21

New details are being made public for the upcoming ACE Conference August 19-21 in Omaha, Nebraska. .


USDA releases new information on Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership

Federal funding to soon be available for ethanol fuel infrastructure projects.


Bipartisan Senate Letter Urges EPA to Reflect Congress' Goals for RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (April 23, 2015) – Biofuel supporters in the Senate today have sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to, “Take this opportunity to reverse course from the 2014 proposed rule and craft targets for domestic biofuels that reflect Congress’ intended goals for the RFS.” ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings issued the following statement on the letter. “Convincing…



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