ACE Honors Randy Ives with Merle Anderson Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented its highest award to Randy Ives, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) delegate and a key figure in the development of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol market development programs. The Merle Anderson Award, named after the founder of ACE, is given to individuals who display unmatched dedication and support to the organization …

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Ethanol Industry Has What It Takes

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a somber yet determined group of ethanol industry representatives that met last week in Omaha for the American Coalition for Ethanol 32nd annual conference, in the wake of the EPA granting another 1.43 billion gallons of refinery waivers. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they had a tough and honest board meeting prior to the start of the conference. …

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ACE: Carbon and Octane Future for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Low carbon and high octane are the future for ethanol, according to leaders of the American Coalition for Ethanol speaking Thursday at their annual conference in Omaha. ACE Board President Duane Kristensen of Chief Ethanol in Nebraska said that as the agriculture and ethanol industries are dealing with challenging market conditions, things have to change. “With uncertainty surrounding the RFS …

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Nebraska Governor Thanks Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) meeting in Omaha this week by thanking them for what they do. “Ethanol is a very important industry, on a national and on a state level,” said Gov. Ricketts, noting that Nebraska is the second largest ethanol producing state in the nation with 25 plants employing 1400 …

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ACE Elects Board of Directors

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced new members of its board of directors Wednesday as the organization’s 32nd annual conference got underway in Omaha, Nebraska. Six incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels Scott McPheeters, representing KAAPA Ethanol Dan Root, representing Minnesota Corn Growers Association Rick Schwarck, representing Absolute …

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ACE Conference Kicks Off in Omaha

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference begins today in Omaha starting with a welcome reception this evening sponsored by nine state corn grower organizations. Business gets underway tomorrow morning with a welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, followed by industry updates and a keynote presentation by new U.S. Grains Council CEO Ryan LeGrand. With the bottom line a …

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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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