During the opening session of the 26th Annual Ethanol Conference, hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Executive Vice President Brian Jennings gave an update on what was happening in Washington, D.C. One huge issue the ethanol industry is dealing with is the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Jennings noted that the success of the industry hinges on the ability to keep the RFS in tact.
Jennings also took a moment to thank the people in the audience. Why? Because he said, many ACE members have taken great steps to advance and promote the industry. “The truth is, the most important people in the industry aren’t the lobbyists like me who do work for you. The most important people in the industry are the people like you sitting in this room.”
Jennings gave examples of ethanol plants and companies that have done great jobs of telling their personal stories and he encouraged others to become more involved. Legislators need to hear these personal stories to better understand how ethanol benefits not only rural areas but the country.
Listen to Brian Jennings remarks here: Ethanol is You