American Coalition for Ethanol Elects New Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has elected new officers for the upcoming year. The new president for the ethanol advocacy organization is Lars Herseth, a family farmer from South Dakota and father of Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD). He is also a politician himself, having served in the South Dakota state legislature for nearly 20 years. In addition to …

ACE, Ethanol

Promoting BYO Ethanol to Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) teamed up at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Las Vegas last week to promote the BYO Ethanol blender pump program. Robert White (left) with RFA says blender pumps that can offer a variety of ethanol blends, from E10 to E85 and several …

ACE, Audio, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ethanol Groups Refute Science Article

Cindy Zimmerman

All of the major ethanol organizations in the country have made statements refuting an article in Science journal this week regarding indirect land use change effects of biofuels. “Fixing a Critical Climate Accounting Error”, authored by recognized ethanol-detractor Timothy Searchinger, argues that biofuels and other bio-based energies should be accountable for the biogenic tailpipe and “smokestack” CO2 emissions that are …

ACE, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Indirect Land Use, RFA

Ethanol Report From NACS

Cindy Zimmerman

The largest gathering of retailers who sell fuel to the public has been going on this week in Las Vegas. The NACS show, which is the annual meeting of the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, draws some 10,000 visitors from all over the country and even internationally. It was the first opportunity for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

ACE Responds to Ethanol Attack Ad

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is calling claims made by an advertising campaign against ethanol by a coalition food and oil company groups “half-baked.” “If the products sold to consumers by Big Food are as half-baked as their ethanol claims, we have a life-threatening food safety crisis in America,” stated Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of ACE. “Never before …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, food and fuel, Food prices

A Few Minutes with ‘The Father of Ethanol’

Joanna Schroeder

“I thought it would take one-and-a-half years to get things done but now its been 22 years for me,” said Merle Anderson during our conversation at the 22nd Ethanol Conference & Trade Show. Merle is often known as ‘the father of ethanol,’ and with good reason. He helped to start the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) in 1977. As a …

ACE, conferences, Ethanol, Ethanol News

The Time is Now to Apply for a USDA Loan Guarantee

Joanna Schroeder

For the past several months, grants and incentives have been released to help keep the biofuels industry moving forward and successful. One set of programs that were launched through the stimulus package gave $1.7 billion dollars for business and industry loan guarantees – but very few are taking advantage of this program. This according to Dallas Tonsager, keynote speaker during …

ACE, biofuels, conferences, Ethanol News

ACE Announces 2009 Awards

Joanna Schroeder

If you missed the 22nd Ethanol Conference & Trade Show hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) then you probably haven’t heard who won the 2009 awards. So I’ll fill you in. The Merle Anderson Award went to David Hallberg who formed the Renewable Fuels Association in 1981. In addition, he is a director of the Nebraska Ethanol Board …

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Down But Never Out

Joanna Schroeder

I spent the last few days with old friends and making new acquaintances here in Milwaukee during the 22nd Ethanol Conference & Trade Show hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). While it was slightly disheartening to see the trend of low attendance at ethanol conferences, such as the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, during the past year, it was heartening …

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Join the Conversation with ACE

Joanna Schroeder

So you’re reading my blog post so you’ve made a step in the right direction to get the news on ethanol, but did you know that you’re only scratching the surface of knowledge? You can get more involved than ever in the ethanol industry without ever leaving your couch. You can “Join the Conversation” with all of the great tools …

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