E15 Announcement Expected Today

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump is heading to Council Bluffs, Iowa later today for a Make America Great Again Rally this evening, but before he leaves he is expected to make an announcement the ethanol industry has been waiting a long time to hear – that he is directing EPA to start rulemaking on year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15). The …

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Webinar Series on Ethanol Plant Cooling Systems

Cindy Zimmerman

An upcoming series of webinars hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will help educate ethanol plant management and staff on how to address cooling system capacity issues, which, according to statistics published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other agencies, result in lost revenue of $500 million. The series, titled “Essential Knowledge, Disciplines, and Practices for Managing …

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Ethanol Groups Testify on SAFE Vehicles Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a series of three public listening sessions this week on proposed rulemaking for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (SAFE Vehicles Rule). The hearings were in Fresno, California on Monday; Dearborn, Michigan on …

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E15 is Back and Retailers Hope it’s Forever

Cindy Zimmerman

Now that E15 is back from summer vacation, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) says retailers are hopeful it will be the last time they will have to deal with the restrictions caused by an outdated Reid vapor pressure (RVP) rule. This is the seventh year retailers offering E15, like American Freedom Energy owner Glenn Badenhop in Ohio, have had …

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Ethanol and Farm Groups Getting Impatient for Answers

Cindy Zimmerman

In the wake of repeated promises and assurances from the Trump Administration, but no actions, ethanol stakeholder groups are running out of patience. In a joint letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to …

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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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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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