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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Syngenta Seeds and Sustainable Oils to Sell Camelina Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds was pleased to make a big announcement the first day of Farm Progress Show Tuesday about a new agreement with Sustainable Oils, Inc. to sell Camelina sativa (camelina) seed – an ultra-low carbon oilseed crop that can be used as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable fuels, and an ingredient for sustainable animal feed. The collaboration reflects …

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RFA Seeks Fair Treatment for Ethanol as SAF Feedstock

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is making a major push this week to see American-made, lower-carbon ethanol supported as a feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s visits this week to the Minnesota State Fair and the Farm Progress Show in Illinois provide the backdrop for RFA’s efforts, starting with a full-page advertisement in Monday’s St. Paul Pioneer Press …

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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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Highlights of ACE’s 36th Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 36th annual conference last week in Minneapolis gathered a great crowd of enthusiastic members of the industry ready for the opportunities and challenges ahead. “We had a bigger crowd than we have had in the past now that the pandemic is in the rear view mirror,” said ACE CEO Brian Jennings. “This industry is …

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Everything Counts at The ACE

Cindy Zimmerman

The increased emphasis on reducing carbon provides a great opportunity for the ethanol industry and everything counts when it comes to getting that carbon score down. In his opening remarks at the organization’s annual meeting in Minneapolis this week, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings congratulated the ethanol producers in attendance for the investments they have already made …

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The ACE Kicks Off This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol producers and supporters are gathering this week in Minneapolis for the 36th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, August 23-25, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. With the theme “Everything Counts,” the conference provides two days of general sessions, including updates from ACE leadership, and feature topics like new uses and markets for ethanol producers, the retail marketplace …

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