ACE: Carbon and Octane Future for Ethanol

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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

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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

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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

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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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Farm and Biofuel Groups Dismayed by EPA Refinery Waivers

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Small refinery waivers will continue to take a chunk out of the gallons of biofuel that should be blended into our nation’s transportation fuel supply under the Renewable Fuel Standard, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement late Friday that granted 31 more exemptions, representing 1.43 billion gallons of additional lost RFS demand. Only six of the requests for 2018 …

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Coalition Goes to Court Over Biofuel Waivers

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A coalition of seven agricultural and biofuels organizations is seeking court action to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to account for lost biofuel volumes resulting from small refinery exemptions granted by the agency. The coalition consisting of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy (Growth), National Biodiesel Board (NBB), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), …

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Biofuels Groups Testify at EPA RFS Hearing

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard concerns from many biofuels industry stakeholders during a public hearing Wednesday in Ypsilanti, Michigan on the proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Much of the comments from both sides of the issues centered on whether or not EPA …

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ACE Urges EPA to Use GREET Model for RFS Volumes

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt the latest GREET model for the lifecycle analysis of corn ethanol. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, ACE CEO Brian Jennings highlighted the important role corn ethanol could have in further reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if properly valued under the Renewable Fuel …

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Mexican Fuel Marketers Learn From Iowa Ethanol Tour

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Mexican fuel marketers who took part in an ethanol industry tour last week in Iowa are excited about incorporating what they learned to offer ethanol blends in their businesses back home. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) organized the tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) to show nine decision-makers from key …

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Mexican Retailers Touring Iowa Ethanol Supply Chain

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Representatives from the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association are leading Mexican retailers on a tour across Iowa this week to see how U.S. ethanol is made, distributed, and sold. The groups are working with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in an effort to show Mexican retailers the opportunities for sourcing, marketing, and retailing ethanol-blended gasoline …

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