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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Ethanol Reaches Thousands on Sturgis Stage

Cindy Zimmerman

Free Fuel Happy Hours sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association during the Sturgis Rally at the Buffalo Chip Campground reach hundreds of bikers each year, but it’s on stage before the big name concerts that ethanol gets the most exposure. “This year we had Kid Rock on Sunday evening,” said RFA member Craig Ammann, North America at Lallemand Biofuels & …

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Groups File Petition for Rehearing of DC Circuit RVP Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association have filed a petition for rehearing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the July 2 decision in which the court vacated a 2019 regulation allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol fuel blends (E15). The petition asks the full court to rehear the case because of …

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RFA Members See Value in Sturgis Promotion

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally marked the 13th time the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) attended to tell the truth about ethanol to tens of thousands of bikers from around the country. It was the first time that Ringneck Energy CEO Walt Wendland had the opportunity to see the promotion in action and talk to some motorcyclists as they filled up …

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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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