Nebraska Ethanol Forum Features ACE Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings and CMO Ron Lamberty, as well as ACE board members Brian Vasa, Ron Alverson, John Christianson and Scott McPheeters were among the speakers and moderators this week at the Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 16th Ethanol: Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jennings joined Chris Bliley, Growth Energy; Troy Bredenkamp, Renewable Fuels Association; and Brian Healy, U.S. Grains Council to talk about ethanol policy issues from exports to E15.

Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol on ACE’s board, spoke to Forum attendees about the connection between corn farming carbon intensity (CI) and ethanol production for producers. Alverson rebutted the Lark et. al report that misrepresented environmental outcomes of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Joining Alverson on that panel was John Christianson of Christianson PLLP, Ryan Raguse of Bushel, and Mark Heckman of EcoEngineers in a discussion moderated by Scott McPheeters, a farmer on the ACE, NEB and KAAPA Ethanol boards.

Yet another panel on the event agenda featured a discussion on Midwest Clean Fuels Policy, an effort that ACE cofounded with the Great Plains Institute (GPI), and resulted in the 2020 policy blueprint white paper: A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest.

ACE was a proud supporting sponsor of NEB’s event and looking forward already to the 2022 ACE Annual Conference that will be taking place August 10-12 in Omaha.

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