ACE Unveils Hybrid Electric FFV Project

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a new hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to show how the combination can bring us closer to net zero. “EPA assigns vehicles a carbon intensity (CI) score based on how many grams of CO2 per mile are emitted by operating that vehicle,” said ACE Senior Vice President …

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Christianson Receives Paul Dana Award for HBIIP Work

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented the 2021 Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award to Christianson PLLP during last week’s annual conference. Jamey Cline, Business Development Director with Christianson, accepted the award on the company’s behalf. Following the roll out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), Christianson helped biofuel and corn organizations field questions …

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Ethanol Answer Man Honored with Merle Anderson Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Legendary “Ethanol Answer Man” Larry Johnson was honored posthumously with the American Coalition for Ethanol‘s highest award, the Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder. Johnson passed passed away July 19, 2020 at the age of 76. Most famous for driving the ethanol “answer van” around the Midwest to address questions from the public about the benefits of ethanol, …

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Hormel Receives ACE Grassroots Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol 2021 Grassroots Award was presented last week to The Hormel Institute for research into whether gasoline containing ethanol (such as E10, E15, and E85) results in lower emissions of toxic chemicals known to cause cancer. The study was a collaboration between The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and the Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois …

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ACE Honors Jordan with Policy Leadership Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented its 2021 Policy and Legislative Leadership Award to Brendan Jordan, Vice President of Transportation & Fuels with the Great Plains Institute. Jordan was honored for his leadership in helping establish the Midwest Clean Fuels Policy Initiative and being a driving force behind the introduction of clean fuel legislation in Minnesota and other Midwest …

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ACE Wraps up Successful Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) wrapped up its 34th annual conference in Minneapolis on Friday after a great two days of exciting information that had attendees feeling upbeat about the future despite facing some of the same challenges. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says everyone was happy to be together and drew strength from each other, even as news reports …

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Minnesota Ethanol Champion Addresses ACE

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) may be from a more suburban area of Minnesota, but she clearly recognizes the value of agriculture and biofuels to her state. “I care about ethanol because I care about good ag and energy policy in this country,” said Craig during remarks today before the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference. “Ethanol drives rural investment, it …

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ACE Re-Elects Board Members During Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 34th annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seven incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Cardinal Ethanol – Represented by Bill Dartt Christianson PLLP – Represented by John Christianson Dakota …

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ACE Annual Conference Begins Wednesday

Cindy Zimmerman

The 34th annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference is getting ready to Accelerate in Minneapolis starting on Wednesday evening with a welcome party to celebrate getting back together in person after last year’s virtual conference. Business gets underway on Thursday morning with a general session that includes an update from ACE leadership where CEO Brian Jennings will be joined by …

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ACE Calls on President to Set Maximum RFS Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is urging President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings said, “We recognize your goal is to electrify …

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