The president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) says this week’s turnout for Congressional visits on the Hill was outstanding.
“We got a really nice mix of different interests that came to support ACE and go to the Hill and talk about the benefits to not only the fuel and corn industry, but also to the fuel marketing industry and to the environment and many other positive aspects of renewable fuels.”
Alverson, who is founder of South Dakota Corn Growers and on the board of Dakota Ethanol, likes to talk about the improvements in corn ethanol’s life cycle greenhouse gas emissions over the years that have made previous modeling obsolete. “There’s been dramatic improvements on the farm in terms of fertilizer use efficiency, water use efficiency, reduced tillage, and higher yields and that’s all been positive,” he said.
Listen to my interview with Ron here: Interview with ACE president Ron Alverson, South Dakota