Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will welcome the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) back to Omaha as keynote speaker for the 30th annual ACE conference, coming up Aug. 15-17.
“The governor has served as a great advocate for Nebraska’s ethanol industry, and we look forward to hearing his perspective from recent meetings he’s had with President Trump and EPA Administrator Pruitt on the energy and policy issues impacting this industry,” said Brian Jennings, executive vice president of ACE.
Gov. Ricketts testified on behalf of the ethanol industry at a hearing this week in Washington D.C. on proposed 2018 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard, urging EPA to reconsider the advanced biofuels and cellulosic ethanol levels.
ACE legislative counsel Jonathon Lehman and more than a dozen ACE member representatives testified at the hearing, stressing a number of key issues, including conventional biofuel levels; EPA’s general waiver authority as it relates to inadequate domestic supply; the use of the reset provisions; and updating the greenhouse gas modeling for corn ethanol as it relates to Brazilian sugarcane ethanol.