ACE Conference Agenda Highlights

Cindy Zimmerman

The agenda for the 2019 American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, August 14-16 has what it takes to focus of the major issues facing the industry. Newly appointed President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Ryan LeGrand will start it off with a keynote address following a welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and …

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Nebraska Governor to Kick Off ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will be the keynote speaker for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 32nd annual conference August 14-16 in Omaha. Governor Ricketts will kick off the general session on Wednesday, August 15, welcoming attendees and providing an update on how Nebraska is advancing ethanol in the marketplace. “For decades, ethanol has been an amazing success story, helping …

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ACE Annual Meeting Registration Open

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration for the 32nd annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference, August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska. This year’s “What it Takes” conference theme and programming reflect the ethanol industry’s fortitude for growing the business of clean fuel despite several headwinds the industry battles today. For over three decades, the ACE conference …

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ACE Makes 5th Mexico Trip for Ethanol Education

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned from the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers organized by the U.S. Grains Council to address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended gasoline. This time it was Xalapa, the capital of the state …

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ACE Conference Looks at Future Fuels

Carrie Muehling

Ethanol continues to prove its value based on high octane and low carbon qualities, and has a potential role to play regarding new fuel economy and emissions standards proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency. That was the message during a panel with Marty Ruikka of The ProExporter Network and John Eichberger of the Fuels Institute during the 2018 American Coalition …

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Getting Ethanol ‘Up to Spec’

Carrie Muehling

Fuel quality and ensuring the safe arrival of ethanol to its destination were among topics on the program during the first session of the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Minneapolis. Kristy Moore of KMoore Consulting led a panel called “Up to Spec,” looking at international fuel specifications and how American ethanol could further penetrate global ethanol markets. …

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Export Panel at #ACEconf18 Explores Tariff Wars

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) interim CEO Jon Doggett and CHS Director of Global Trading Max Thomasson explored the impact of current trade negotiations and tariff wars on the global market for corn and ethanol during a panel at last week’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Minneapolis. Doggett drove home the point that if it was President Clinton …

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Retailers Winning With Ethanol at the Pump

Cindy Zimmerman

The retailer panel is always a popular one for attendees at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference to learn more about how their product is being marketed to consumers at the pump. This year, members of the ACE Marketer Advisory Panel (MAP) discussed what is working and what is not, as well as the question of how to brand …

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ACE Awards for Grassroots and Media

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored two special individuals for their work in helping to advocate for ethanol during the 31st annual conference last week in Minneapolis. Brownfield Ag News reporter Ken Anderson received the Media Excellence award for his work in covering news and issues important to the U.S. ethanol industry. Presenting the award, ACE Communications Director Katie …

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31st ACE Conference is a Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

The 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference last week was another successful one for the grassroots ethanol organization during yet another challenging time for the industry, according to CEO Brian Jennings. “I think there’s some concern in the industry about where we’re going to find that next gallon of demand,” said Jennings. “I’m hoping people walked away with a …

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