ACE Carbon Capture Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

The final panel at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference dealt with carbon capture and storage, and everything from permitting, construction, and operation of pipeline projects to CO2 utilization opportunities for ethanol producers. ACE board president Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy, moderated “The Journey to Capture, Store, and Utilize Carbon” which featured Britta Bergland, Senior Analyst for Merjent, …

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EcoEngineers Helping Ethanol Lower Carbon Intensity

Cindy Zimmerman

Lowering the carbon intensity of corn ethanol is the number one focus for the industry right now, and EcoEngineers is helping producers do what it takes. “If they can incentivize or enhance a climate-smart ag production process, or some way to take out energy or reduce carbon emissions, sequester carbon, all of those components to lower the CI…it helps all …

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Outlook for Ethanol Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

Mackenzie Boubin, Director of Global Ethanol Export Development for the U.S. Grains Council, gave an update on the outlook for ethanol exports at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference in Minneapolis. “The United States represents over half of the ethanol production in the world,” said Boubin. “For our marketing year, we’re over one billion gallons. So we …

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Retailers Show Vision in Blazing Trails for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

More and more retailers are taking the plunge and offering higher ethanol blends around the country, but while it has taken some time to get the larger retail chains to make the move, blazing the trail before them were smaller marketers with vision. Bruce Vollan, owner of Vollan Oil Company in Baltic, South Dakota, and Glenn Badenhop who owns American …

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ACE Honors South Dakota Farmer Ron Alverson

Cindy Zimmerman

The person who received the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Merle Anderson Award this year is one of the most humble geniuses you will ever meet. Ron Alverson is a South Dakota farmer who helped found Dakota Ethanol and is considered to be the “carbon guru” of the ethanol industry. He was also a good friend of the man ACE’s …

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ACE Conference Features Panel on IRA Biofuel Incentives

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) was holding its annual meeting in Omaha last year as Congress was passing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and this year the ACE Conference in Minneapolis featured a panel of tax experts to discuss the opportunities in the legislation and the current unknowns making it challenging. “Untangling and Maximizing IRA Biofuel Incentives” covered enhancements …

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ACE Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle Update

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol members got an update on the ACE Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel (HEFF) vehicle during the annual conference last week, two years after the public unveiling at the 2021 annual conference, also held in Minneapolis. ACE’s Chief Marketing Officer Ron Lamberty shared updated stats over the first two years of driving the 2019 Ford Fusion standard hybrid, …

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ACE Presents Grassroots Award to Lundebrek

Cindy Zimmerman

Jan Lundebrek, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), has been a fixture at ethanol industry meetings for decades and this year the American Coalition for Ethanol recognized her unwavering dedication with the ACE Grassroots Award. The strength of ACE is found within the collective grassroots, devoted individuals who often perform behind the scenes to advance the cause of ethanol. These “unsung …

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OPIS Analyst Gives Update to ACE

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Kloza, Global Head of Energy Analysis with Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), was the keynote speaker last week at the 36th annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference. Kloza’s keynote explored the current landscape of the liquid fuel market, and what to expect in the months ahead. “You’re going to hear a lot about very, very high crude prices and …

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ACE Elects Board of Directors During Annual 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 last week prior to ACE’s 36th annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Badger State Ethanol – Represented by David Kolsrud ICM, …

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