The last time American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) members were able to meet face-to-face with lawmakers in Washington D.C. was 2019. After three years of being cancelled, ACE is pleased to be headed back to the nation’s capitol for its 12th annual Washington, DC Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit, March 29-30.
ACE CEO Brian Jennings says there will be plenty for ethanol stakeholders to discuss, including last week’s proposal from EPA answering eight Midwest governors’ petition for year-round E15 that delays implementation until 2024. “Congress does have a role to play here because they could clarify the statute and make clear once and for all that any blend above E10 ought to be allowed to be used in conventional gasoline areas of the country because of lower evaporative emissions,” said Jennings. “So, that will become a center piece of our fly-in.”
Priorities for ACE advocates this year also include supporting technology-neutral clean fuel policy which recognizes farmers’ and ethanol producers’ contribution to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and promoting the Next Generation Fuels Act, as well as the Farm Bill, ensuring the Renewable Fuel Standard is getting back on track, and implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.
For more information about the event, please contact Katie Muckenhirn at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ethanol.org/events/fly-in.
Learn more about the ACE Fly-in from Brian Jennings in this interview.
ACE Fly-in preview with CEO Brian Jennings 3:59
Get more details from Katie Muckenhirn, Vice President of Government Affairs
Classic 23 interview with Katie Muckenhirn, American Coalition for Ethanol (3:32)