FEW to Feature Ethanol Producer Keynote

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The 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) will feature a Producer Keynote Address for the first time in its 38 year history. The address will be given by Todd Becker, President, CEO and Director of Nebraska-based Green Plains Inc. Under Becker’s leadership, Green Plains is transforming its fleet of ethanol plants into more diversified biorefineries. Recently, Green Plains …

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The 35th ACE is Coming up in Omaha

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 35th annual conference is coming up August 10-12 in Omaha with a whole slate of topics guaranteed to inform ethanol producers and the broader industry about the current market and policy dynamics at play, as well as to equip producers with practical insights they can implement to improve their operations. “The ACE conference is …

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EPA Issues Emergency Fuel Waiver for E15 Sales

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing an emergency fuel waiver to allow E15 gasoline—gasoline that uses a 15 percent ethanol blend—to be sold during the summer driving season. EPA’s emergency fuel waiver will go into effect on May 1 when terminal operators would otherwise no longer be able to sell E15 in the effected regions of the country …

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Ethanol Supporters Thank Biden for E15 Waiver

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The ethanol industry breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when President Joe Biden announced an emergency waiver to allow 15% ethanol blended gasoline (E15) to be sold this summer. “We applaud President Biden and his administration for recognizing that low-cost, low-carbon ethanol should be given a fair opportunity to strengthen our energy security and reduce record-high pump prices,” …

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EPA Denies Waivers But Still Gives Refiners a Break

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The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced the denial of 36 small refinery exemptions (SRE) for the 2018 compliance year. The petitions were remanded to EPA by the U.S. Court of Appeals. At the same time, EPA announced an “alternate compliance approach” that allows 31 of those small refineries to meet their new 2018 compliance obligations “without purchasing or redeeming additional …

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ACE Ready for Intense 35th Annual Conference

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration for its 35th annual conference taking place August 10-12 in Omaha, and it is going to be intense. As the biofuels industry focuses on driving down carbon intensity scores, this year’s ACE conference theme, “intensity,” not only embodies this efficiency quest, but also how the industry is concentrating on new markets …

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Groups Urge EPA to Use GREET Model

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Ethanol organizations submitting feedback to the the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for comment on the current scientific understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) are asking for an update. Both the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) recommend the agency adopt the Argonne National Laboratory GREET model, calling it the “gold standard” of lifecycle models. “The Agency’s …

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Biofuels Caucus Members Press Biden on E15

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U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) led the six bipartisan Co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus and 23 additional Members of Congress in a letter to President Joe Biden Thursday urging him to prioritize homegrown renewable fuels as a replacement for Russian energy sources. The letter specifically asks the President to direct EPA to both allow the summer sales of E15 …

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Nebraska Ethanol Forum Features ACE Experts

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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 …

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ACE Scholarship Program Recognizes 2021 Winners

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is proud to recognize its 2021 scholarship recipients and open the 2022 Scholarship Program for application submission. The 2021 scholarship winners are: Allison Sahr of Madison, South Dakota is pursuing a degree in Nursing at the University of South Dakota. Her family is affiliated with ACE voting member East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. …

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