DriveClean Initiative Launches

Cindy Zimmerman

A diverse coalition of organizations has launched DriveClean, a multi-sector initiative to work on bipartisan legislation creating a market-based, technology-neutral national Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) during the 118th Congress that convenes in January. The coalition is made up of organizations representing agriculture, utilities, renewable fuel producers, environmentalists, technology firms, EV charging companies, and truck and bus manufacturers. Among those groups …

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USGC Promotes Ethanol and DDGS Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) organized a mission to Brazil last week to learn about the market potential Brazilian corn ethanol has domestically and globally and about logistics faced by U.S. ethanol exporters to Brazil at the main ports situated in the northeastern part of the country. The team included Duane Kristensen, Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc.; Mackenzie Boubin, USGC director …

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ACE Ready to Help Retailers With HBIIP

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed this week’s news that the application period is now open for latest round of USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which will provide $100 million in grants to pay up to 50 percent of the cost of equipment for station owners to add or upgrade to sell higher ethanol blends like E15 …

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ACE Explores Ethanol’s Expanding Role in Carbon Market

Cindy Zimmerman

As Congress was passing sweeping legislation last week with provisions targeted on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the American Coalition for Ethanol was holding its annual conference focused on ethanol’s role in turning down carbon intensity. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says the Inflation Reduction Act “recognizes the role farmers and biofuel producers can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and validates …

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ACE Conference Brings the Intensity

Cindy Zimmerman

The 35th ACE annual conference was a success on many levels, rolling with the unexpected just like the industry. As the conference got underway on Thursday and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was five minutes into his remarks, the fire alarm went off in the hotel requiring everyone to evacuate out the side door and down the steps. It turned into …

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EPA Ag Advisor Updates ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Rod Snyder, Senior Advisor for Agriculture at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was a keynote speaker for the 35th American Coalition for Ethanol annual conference Friday in Omaha to provide an update on the role of biofuels in forthcoming EPA actions. Regarding year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol), Snyder says EPA recognizes the importance of higher level ethanol blends and …

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Doyal Honored with ACE Highest Honor

Cindy Zimmerman

Randall Doyal, industry leader and retired CEO of Al Corn Clean Fuels, was honored by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) this week with its highest award, the Merle Anderson Award. ACE president Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy, presented the award to Doyal during the ACE Annual Conference this week in Omaha. Doyal got his start in the ethanol business …

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ACE Focused on Increasing Demand for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Intensity is the theme for the 35th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference and CEO Brian Jennings says the organization remains intensely focused on the on the ethanol-demand side of the equation. “That means our most urgent priority is capitalizing on ethanol’s ability to reduce pump prices and emissions to secure uninterrupted market access for E15 on a year-round …

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Nebraska Governor at ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts once again welcomed the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference to Omaha, as the organization held the event here last in 2019. After a brief interruption for a fire drill, the governor stressed his strong support for the ethanol industry and talked about some of the actions Nebraska has taken to keep it strong. (26:22) …

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ACE Holds Annual Business Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members and the election of two new members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 35th annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Redfield Energy, LLC – Represented by Troy Knecht KAAPA Ethanol, LLC …

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