“Our priorities will include defending the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from refinery waivers, influencing proposals from EPA and USDA to support the sale of E15 and higher blends, and encouraging Congress to introduce legislation to increase ethanol use through a Low Carbon Octane Standard (LCOS), which capitalizes on the ability for higher blends of ethanol to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and helps automakers comply with fuel economy standards,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO.
For more than a decade, ethanol supporters representing 30 states have participated in ACE fly-ins, including ethanol company investors and management; corn farmers; scientists; and fuel marketers and gas station owners.
“The ACE fly-in strikes a balance between Hill visits with ethanol champions and with Members of Congress who live outside the Corn Belt,” said Shannon Gustafson, ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming. “Our event is designed to provide each participant with a valuable experience; from those who have never been to D.C., to those who’ve joined us for every fly-in. We strategically develop Hill visit teams to leverage each attendee’s strengths and arrange meetings in a way to make sure their voice is heard.”
The meetings will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Event registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at ethanol.org/events/fly-in.