Biofuels Industry Reacts to Administration Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

Under the biofuels plan announced Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020 and will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. …

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ACE Announces Fuel Marketer Website Update at NACS

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is attending the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show this week in Atlanta, Georgia and introducing its revamped fuel marketer-to-marketer FlexFuelForward.com website and new videos to prospective E15 and flex fuel retailer. The NACS show is the largest annual gathering of convenience and fuel marketing professionals, drawing nearly 25,000 industry stakeholders from …

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ACE Announces Scholarship Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is proud to announce the three winners of this year’s Scholarship Program. Courtney Geraets, Jennifer Johnson and Megan Wheeland will each receive a $1000 scholarship to help further their collegiate education. Courtney Geraets is from Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and is pursuing a degree in Counseling at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. …

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Steps to a Biorefinery

Cindy Zimmerman

Diversifying ethanol plants into biorefineries was an important topic at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual meeting in Omaha, as a strategy moving forward. Steps to a Biorefinery was a panel at the conference with leading technology providers and producers discussing strategies for ethanol producers to diversify, become more efficient, and remain profitable well into the future. Among …

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Nebraska Retailers Event Shows E15 Interest

Cindy Zimmerman

As the first summer of nation-wide approved E15 use winds to an end, a fuel retailer workshop hosted last week by the Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) showed a lot of interest in learning more about offering the fuel. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty, a former fuel retailer, keynoted the workshop which included testimonies …

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ACE Presents Grassroots and Media Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored media excellence and grassroots advocacy during its 32nd annual conference last month in Omaha. The ACE Grassroots Award is given to individuals who often perform “behind the scenes” to advance the cause of ethanol. Mike Finarty received this year’s award for promoting ethanol around the country via the Biofuels Mobile Education Center, funded …

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Biofuels Industry to EPA: Restore Lost Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol and biodiesel producers, corn and soybean farmers, all had the same message to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding proposed renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – restore the gallons of biofuel blending volumes lost under the numerous small refinery exemptions granted by the agency over the past two years. Industry organizations delivered comments to the EPA …

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Biofuel Retailers Have What it Takes

Cindy Zimmerman

Mike Lewis co-founded Pearson Fuels in 2003 as an “alternative fuels” station in San Diego, California. Today, Pearson Fuels is the largest distributor of E85 in California, supplying over 140 locations and about 76% of the market. Receiving the Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference last week, Lewis noted that Pearson Fuels …

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Managing Costs During Tight Margins

carrie muehling

Margins are tight in the ethanol industry, and for a number of reasons from political to regulatory to economic. John Christianson, Principal, Christianson PLLP, told those attending the 2019 American Coalition for Ethanol Conference that successful plants have to be strategic and focused. “It really comes down to leadership and it comes down to a laser focus,” said Christianson. “The …

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Rep. Axne Calls for Investigation into Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, is calling for a federal investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of refinery exemptions from blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Rep. Axne chose Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) to hold a press conference yesterday, the same site where President Donald Trump triumphantly announced …

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