#ACE2016 Discusses the Future of #Ethanol

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What is the future of ethanol? This was the topic of discussion during the recent 29th annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference (ACE). The panel included Chad Friese, General Manager, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company; Delayne Johnson, Quad County Corn Processors CEO; and East Kansas Agri-Energy President and CEO Jeff Oestmann. One of the key topics was how to keep the …

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Direct #Ethanol Sales is #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Strategy

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American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Unsung Hero award winner Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy in St. Ansgar, Iowa is a pioneer in the direct biorefinery to retail station sales of ethanol. Schwark says selling ethanol direct to retail stations is a way of passing along the best prices possible to the retail station and ultimately the consumer. “Each gallon of …

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Paul Dana Award Goes to @Sheetz

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week presented Sheetz, Inc. with the 2016 Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for leadership in marketing ethanol. The award was instituted in 2006 in memory of Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver and biofuels advocate Paul Dana Sheetz was recognized for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in …

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#ACE2016 – Mo’ #E15 Gallons Please

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Consumers and retailers are calling for “Mo’ Gallons” said Ron Lamberty, VP of Market Development during the opening session of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s 29th annual Ethanol Conference. During his opening remarks he focused on the need and movement to get more E15 and higher blend pumps across the country. The theme of his presentation was “Do the Math.” …

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Retailers Share Success Stories at #ACE2016

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Several retail chains have been leading the way in bringing E15 and E85 to consumers. One of these chains, based in the Northeast, is Sheetz. While some retailers are focusing on E15, others are focusing on E85 such as Pearson Fuels. Representatives from both of these chains took the stage this week during the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference for …

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Rick Schwarck Honored with #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Award

Joanna Schroeder

And this year’s winner of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) Unsung Hero award is Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy. Schwarck was presented with the award during the 29th annual Ethanol Conference that took place this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Absolute Energy is located in St. Ansgar, Iowa and was one of the first biorefineries to begin selling ethanol direct …

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#E15 & #FFV Retailer Roadmap Released at #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

Big news for retailers today out of the 29th annual Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). The grassroots ethanol leader has released the E15 and FFV Retailer Roadmap. The new educational tool for gas station owners was released during a press conference this afternoon and was created to address some of the most frequently asked questions …

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Jennings #ACE2016: Passion for Promoting Ethanol Contagious

Joanna Schroeder

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President Brian Jennings began his opening remarks to a standing room only crowd at this year’s 29th annual Ethanol Conference. The excitement was high. Why? Because as Jennings put so succinctly, his passion for promoting ethanol is contagious. And indeed it is. Jennings stressed that when everyone works together, the industry is stronger, …

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Mycogen Seeds, Richard Childress Promote Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

This past weekend, Mycogen Seeds along with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) sported a new paint scheme for the No. 3 Dow/Mycogen Chevrolet SS driven by Austin Dillon. The paint scheme included the company logo of POET, one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products. The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race …

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Gustafson Jazzes Us Up for @ACEEthanol Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Shannon Gustafson is really jazzed for this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference and after speaking with her so am I. The theme is “Power. Passion. Performance.” and Gustafson says it embodies everything that makes American made ethanol great. “The passion of our producers, the power of the American industry and top notch performance of a high octane …

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