Ethanol Groups Pleased with EPA Rule Release

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol groups are pleased EPA has finally released a proposed rule that would allow sales of 15% ethanol fuel year round, but with just 80 days to go until the start of the summer driving season, getting it done in time would be a record-breaking feat, especially since it is tied to controversial reforms for the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) …

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ACE Participates in Nebraska Ethanol Forum Panels

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated in two panels last week at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum. Lamberty was joined by retailers Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises and Matt Spackman of Kum & Go to discuss opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends. “Many retailers are concerned their equipment …

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Diverse Coalition Submits Soil Health Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) joined agricultural and environmental groups in submitting comments on soil health this week. The Soil Health Demonstration Trial will provide economic assistance to assist willing farmers participating in the project to assess baseline soil carbon conditions, adopt conservation practices to improve soil carbon sequestration, and measure the resulting soil carbon improvements. “We look forward …

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ACE Resumes Ethanol Forums for Mexico Retailers in 2019

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mérida, Mexico last week for the first ethanol technical information forum of the year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. The forums are a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council and the Mexican Association of Service Station Providers (AMPES) to inform Mexican petroleum marketers about opportunities …

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EPA Nomination Advances to Full Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) voted 11-10 along party lines Tuesday to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Mr. Wheeler has served as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since April of 2018, when the Senate confirmed his nomination with bipartisan support,” said Committee Chair Senator John …

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ACE Urges Senators to Press Wheeler on Ethanol Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) wants senators to get some promises from Andrew Wheeler before they vote to confirm him as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. ACE CEO Brian Jennings sent a letter to U.S. Senators this week asking them to “secure tangible documentation on two critically important ethanol issues” – finalizing a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) rule …

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Ethanol Stakeholders React to Wheeler Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry organizations commended Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler for his commitment to getting a rule allowing year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol blended fuel) before the start of this year’s summer driving season but still expressed some concerns. “We were encouraged to hear Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler commit to completing the year-round E15 regulatory fix before the summer driving …

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ACE Announces DC Fly-in Dates

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will hold its 11th annual Washington, D.C. Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit April 2-3 this year. “Ethanol producers are experiencing economic stress due to artificial limits on demand and we have more policy irons in the fire than ever before. Given these stakes, we encourage ethanol supporters to mark their calendars for the ACE …

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Praise for Farm Bill Soil Carbon Pilot Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Several organizations are pleased that the new farm bill includes a climate-friendly soil carbon pilot program. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) thank the Farm Bill conferees for including language in the 2018 Farm Bill to establish an Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) pilot …

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More Comments on House Fuels Act

Cindy Zimmerman

Many industry organizations provided feedback yesterday to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on the discussion draft “21st Century Transportation Fuels Act,” both in person and in writing. The legislation proposes an exchange of a national (95 RON) octane fuel requirement for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian …

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