Biofuels Groups Hopeful EPA Keeps RFS Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels organizations are anxiously awaiting the release of the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as they remind the White House and EPA of the promises they’ve made to rural America. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) placed a full page ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call this week featuring South Dakota …

ACE, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

ACE Optimistic About E15 Parity

Cindy Zimmerman

Last month’s concession letter to ethanol state senators from EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is providing some hope that 15% ethanol might soon be treated the same as E10 when it comes to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would allow the fuel to be sold year round in all parts of the country. “We believe they have the statutory authority today …

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E15 Retailer Video Series Debuts

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has debuted the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website as part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. All episodes are hosted by ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty with the first video introducing the series and some of the …

ACE, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Ethanol Producers Going “RINless”

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) have been trading higher this week and some ethanol producers and marketers are taking advantage of the higher values to offer denatured ethanol as low as 30 cents per gallon and E85 at 55 cents per gallon (plus tax and freight). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty reports that Glacial Lakes …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, RINS

ACE Makes Case for Higher Ethanol Blends to Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is talking to fuel retailers about higher ethanol blends at the 2017 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show this week in Chicago, with Bob O’Connor, Owner of Jetz Convenience Centers, on hand to help answer questions from a retailer point of view. Last November, Jetz became the first retailer to offer E15 to …

ACE, Ethanol, Retailers

ACE Hosts Latin America Trade Team

Cindy Zimmerman

A trade team from Latin America is on an ethanol tour this week sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), which included a visit to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota office of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Monday morning. The schedule for the group included several other stops in South Dakota, visiting an ethanol plant, a livestock farm to …

ACE, Ethanol, USGC

ACE Partners with EPA Smart Sectors Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is one of the participants in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Sectors program launched this week to provide a platform for collaboration with regulated sectors to help the agency develop forward-thinking ways to improve environmental outcomes. “The Smart Sectors program is designed to effectively engage business partners throughout the regulatory process,” said EPA Administrator …

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Groups Urge Trump to Stop EPA Changes to RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels stakeholder organizations have sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to “act quickly to prevent actions” at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that threaten to undermine future growth of the biofuels industry under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “If the proposed changes are finalized, EPA’s actions would cause severe harm to our industry, undermining your efforts to …

ACE, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, NCGA, RFA, RFS

Tri-State Governors Conference Highlights Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

There was a big focus on biofuels at the 15th annual Tri-State Governors’ Conference in Sioux City, Iowa this week. The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota get together for this biannual event to discuss the issues impacting their respective states and the Siouxland region, and since the three states together produce almost half of the nation’s ethanol, that …

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