Each year the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honors individuals for their work in promoting ethanol. During this year’s 29th annual Ethanol Conference, Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC was honored with the President’s Award, given to individuals or organizations who display dedication and support to ACE and the American ethanol industry. Glacial Lakes Energy, with biorefineries located in Mina and Watertown, South Dakota, has been actively promoting the benefits of higher ethanol blends, specifically E30.
“Glacial Lakes Energy has long been a community leader,” said ACE Executive VP Brian Jennings in a press statement. “This past year they have been encouraging the sale of higher blends of ethanol in their local community and beyond through the ‘E30 Challenge,’ an effort to educate and promote E30 through seminars with dealerships, technical colleges, city police and fleet managers, farmer’s unions and automotive mechanics.”
Mark Schmidt, Glacial Lake’s President of the Board, accepted the award on behalf of the ethanol plant and briefly discussed the plant’s success with their E30 Challenge and promoting E30 as a premium fuel. He reported that the data is showing, in terms of performance, that both horsepower and torque is phenomenal. However, one thing he said the ethanol industry needs to do a better job of is getting the RINS (Renewable Identification Numbers) passed along to the consumer as additional savings at the pump.
Listen to ACE Board of Directors President Ron Alverson’s remarks: Ron Alverson President's Award Remarks
Listen to Mark Schmidt’s remarks on winning the President’s Award. Mark Schmidt Remarks on Winning ACE President's Award