USGC CEO to Keynote ACE Conference

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), as a keynote speaker during its 35th annual conference taking place August 10-12 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. LeGrand joined the Council in 2015, first serving as the director of the USGC’s Mexico City office. In this capacity, …

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ACE Introducing Carbon Intensity Calculator at FEW

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is introducing a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to the industry this week during the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. The CI calculator was developed as a tool to help producers understand the carbon intensity (CI) of their farms and ethanol operations. There is also a simplified version of the tool …

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EPA Finalizes RFS Rules

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The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of actions Friday setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. EPA also established a 250-million-gallon “supplemental obligation” to the volumes finalized for 2022 and stated its intent to add another 250 million gallons in …

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Turn up the Intensity for The ACE

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Turn down the intensity for carbon, turn it up for “The ACE.” Intensity is the theme for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 35th annual conference coming up August 10-12 in Omaha. Katie Muckenhirn, ACE Vice President of Public Affairs, says they are branding the 35-year-old conference as The ACE. “It also stands for the American Conference on Ethanol,” she …

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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

Cindy Zimmerman

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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