Bipartisan Bill Would Save Jobs and Help Ethanol Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

Bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday will help preserve jobs in the renewable energy industry and accelerate the development of cellulosic ethanol, according to its sponsors. The Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act sponsored by Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled legislation would extend the current Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), the Small Ethanol Producers Tax Credit and tariff on …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

Delay on E15 Waiver “Troubling”

Joanna Schroeder

The E15 waiver was a hot topic during Commodity Classic and for good reason: EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in response to a question asked during a Congressional hearing, said she felt they’d be ready to make a decision late summer. Originally, the EPA was to have ruled on the E15 waiver, that would waive the Clean Air Act to allow …

ACE, Audio, blends, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

It’s a busy day for the federal government. Here is what has happened today. The EPA has released its expanded rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard, The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a rule on the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) that would provide financing to increase the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, and the President’s Biofuels Interagency Working …

ACE, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News

Corn Ethanol Gets Boost Under Expanded RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  made an upwards revision today when releasing the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard. They gave corn-based ethanol a 21 percent advantage over conventional gasoline, more than what was originally slated. This new revision also qualifies all corn ethanol, including existing and new production, for the conventional biofuels targets in the RFS. “While we’re pleased that the …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, Legislation, News

Sioux Falls Gets Ethanol Blender Pumps

Cindy Zimmerman

Motorists in Sioux Falls, SD now have more fuel choices at the pump with the installation of four new ethanol blender pumps at a Kings Mart gas station in the city. Through a joint effort between the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC), the station now offers a variety of fuel blends including …

ACE, blends, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, NCGA, RFA

Ethanol Group Schedules Biofuels Beltway March

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has scheduled the organization’s second annual DC fly-in. The “Biofuels Beltway March” will take place March 22-23 on Capitol Hill. “There has never been a more urgent time to bring grassroots voices to Capitol Hill in support of ethanol,” said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of ACE. “We want our ACE members to speak …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

ACE Confident EPA Will Approve E15 by Mid-2010

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry continues to let the EPA know its thoughts on the postponement of the decision regarding the E15 Waiver request, but like many other organization, is confident that the EPA will approve up to E15 blends by mid-2010. Brian Jennings, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and one of the ethanol groups to …

ACE, Ethanol, Government, News

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