Farm and Ethanol Groups Warn Against RFS Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of seven agricultural and biofuels organizations sent a letter this week to two members of Congress who have introduced legislation to modify the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2), warning that it is unnecessary and could lead to higher prices at the pump. The organizations were reacting to a bill introduced by Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) …

ACE, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

IRFA Calls for Texas Gov. To Oppose E15 Ban

Joanna Schroeder

Last week during the Ethanol Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) was given an award for its work on promoting ethanol. Their work continues this week as the association sent a letter to Texas Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry, to oppose Congressional efforts to ban E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol

Senator Harkin to Speak at Ethanol Conference

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Senator Harkin (D-IA) will be speaking at the 24th Annual Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). The event will be taking place on August 22-24 in Des Moines with Harkin presenting on Wednesday, August 24th. “We are honored that Senator Harkin will be joining us for our 24th annual ethanol conference,” said Brian Jennings, Executive …

ACE, biofuels, conferences, Ethanol

ACE Urges Ethanol Industry to Contact Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) are being urged to contact their congressional representatives during down time this month. ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says there are three key issues important to the ethanol industry that they are encouraging members to discuss with congressmen and senators during the August Recess. They include the offer by the ethanol …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Ethanol Compromise Not in Debt Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

The deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and make spending cuts agreed upon by President Obama and congressional leaders includes no mention of the compromise to reform ethanol policy worked out last month in the Senate and ethanol industry leaders are disappointed. “As this deal calls for a commission and a future budget framework, the possibility still exists for …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin to Keynote ACE Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Former South Dakota Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference being held in Des Moines Iowa August 22-24 in the Marriott Hotel. Her speech, “Our Sons’ and Daughters’ Ethanol Industry: Adjusting to New Realities and Enlisting More Allies,” will be given at 12:15 pm CST on August 23rd. “The …

ACE, biofuels, conferences, Ethanol

Industry Urges Opposition to Anti-Ethanol Amendments

Joanna Schroeder

The renewable energy and agricultural industry today sent a letter to all Members of the House of Representatives urging them to vote no against amendments that would harm the growth of the ethanol industry. The coalition says moves such as prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing the E15 waiver would “weaken efforts to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Legislation, Opinion, RFA

Senate Compromise Reached on Ethanol Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

A deal has been reached in the Senate that would eliminate the ethanol blenders tax credit but still provide incentives for infrastructure development. U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced the agreement “that allows for a transition to a more sustainable model of incentives for domestic renewable fuel production while reducing the nation’s deficit by $1.3 billion.” …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

BYO Ethanol Helps Retailers With Blender Pump Applications

Cindy Zimmerman

There is funding available for gas retailers to install ethanol blender pumps, the trick is navigating the application process to get it. That’s where Blend Your Own (BYO) Ethanol can help. The joint effort by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is playing a key role in helping expedite the USDA REAP (Rural Energy …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA