31st ACE Ethanol Conference

“Grit Wins” is the theme for the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis.

The program features sessions and panels on the most timely topics for the ethanol industry, including an overview of future demand for liquid fuels and electricity in the U.S. with emphasis on ethanol’s high octane qualities.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2018 ACE Conference Photo Album

Audio Interviews

ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming Shannon Gustafson gives a preview of the conference in this interview. Interview with Shannon Gustafson, ACE

2018 ACE Conference Kicks Off
ACE18 Opening remarks from CEO Brian Jennings

ACE President Sees Strong Ethanol Exports
ACE18 Interview with president Duane Kristensen

Opening remarks from ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty
ACE18 remarks from Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior VP

ACE Makes 5th Mexico Trip for Ethanol Education
ACE18 Interview with Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior VP

Getting Ethanol ‘Up to Spec’
ACE18 Kristy Moore, KMoore Consulting

Urban Air Initiative research with Trevor Hinz, Doug Durante, and Dave VanderGriend –
ACE18 Urban Air Initiative research

ACE Conference Looks at Future Fuels
ACE18 Future Fuels panel

Merle Anderson Award Goes to Owen Jones –
ACE18 Merle Anderson award presentation ACE18 Interview with Owen Jones, Merle Anderson award

ACE Awards for Grassroots and Media
ACE18 Interview with Dale Tolifson, CVEC

Retailers Winning With Ethanol at the Pump
ACE18 Retailers panel

Bob O’Connor, Jetz, winner of 2018 Paul Dana marketing award –
Interview with Bob O'Connor, Jetz

ACE Makes Case for Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol
ACE18 Low Carbon panel

Former ACE President Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol, talks about White Paper on Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol
Interview with Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol

Interview with Great Plains Institute Vice President Brendan Jordan
Interview with Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute

Export Panel at #ACEconf18 Explores Tariff Wars
ACE18 Exports panel

Interview with Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association interim CEO –
Interview with Jon Doggett, NCGA

Syngenta Names New Biofuels Account Managers
Interview with Anne Osentowski, Enogen

31st ACE Conference is a Winner
Interview with Brian Jennings, ACE CEO

Video – opening general session remarks from ACE president Duane Kristensen, Chief Ethanol; ACE CEO Brian Jennings; and ACE Senior VP Ron Lamberty

Video – presentation of Merle Anderson award