The ACE – 35th American Coalition for Ethanol Conference

Turn down the intensity for carbon, turn it up for “The ACE.” Intensity was the theme for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 35th annual conference held August 10-12 in Omaha.

The ACE included keynote remarks from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and U.S. Grains Council CEO Ryan LeGrand, as well as a flex fuel retailer panel featuring representatives from California-based Pearson Fuels, and Bosselman Enterprises, owner of the Nebraska-based Pump & Pantry convenience store chain. In addition, there is a pre-conference event for fuel retailers to learn about how to take advantage of the latest round of USDA HBIIP funds slated to be made available this summer.

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2022 ACE Annual Conference Photo Album


ACE Vice President of Public Affairs Katie Muckenhirn provides a preview of the conference.
ACE conference preview Katie Muckenhirn (5:00)
Dave Sovereign, President of Golden Grain Energy and president of the board of ACE
ACE22 interview with ACE president Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy (3:54)
ACE 2022 Merle Anderson Award winner Randall Doyal, Al-Corn Clean Fuel, retired
ACE22 interview -award winner Randall Doyal (10:03)
Interview with Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council
ACE22 interview with USGC CEO Ryan LeGrand (7:34)
Wrap up interview with Brian Jennings, CEO, American Coalition for Ethanol
ACE22 interview with ACE CEO Brian Jennings (4:57)

Conference Keynotes
Welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
ACE22 remarks by Nebraska Gov. Ricketts (26:22)
The Role for Biofuels in Forthcoming EPA Actions – Rod Snyder, Senior Advisor for Agriculture, EPA
ACE22 remarks - Rod Snyder, EPA (27:46)
Expanding Ethanol Use Around the World – Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council
ACE22 remarks - Ryan LeGrand, USGC (30:25)

ACE Industry Updates
ACE President Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy
ACE22 president Dave Sovereign remarks (8:53)
ACE CEO Brian Jennings remarks
ACE22 CEO Brian Jennings remarks (17:04)
ACE Chief Marketing Officer Ron Lamberty remarks
ACE22 Ron Lemberty remarks (14:17)

Conference panels and presentations
Everything Counts: Farm-to-Biofuel Carbon Market Opportunities
Dr. David Clay, Professor Soil Science, South Dakota State University
ACE22 remarks - Dr. David Clay (19:48)
Jonathon Lehman, Founder, Cultivating Conservation
ACE22 remarks - Jonathon Lehman (13:22)

Flexing Forward: The Retailer Roundtable
Randy Gard, COO, Bosselman Enterprises and Jeff Wilkerson, Government Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Pearson Fuels
ACE22 remarks Randy Gard and Jeff Wilkerson (25:58)

Ethanol’s Evolution: New Uses & Markets
Dr. BJ Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, ClearFlame Engine Technologies
ACE22 remarks BJ Johnson, ClearFlame Engine (14:00)
Chris Ryan, President, COO, CTO, Gevo, Inc.
ACE22 remarks Chris Ryan, Gevo (12:01)
Larry Tree, President and CEO, Proteum Energy, LLC
ACE22 remarks Larry Tree, Proteum (14:01)

Capturing Carbon: CCS Pathways to Help Ethanol Achieve Net-Zero and Net-Negative Carbon Emissions
Jim Pirolli, Chief Commercial Officer, Summit Carbon Solutions
ACE22 remarks Jim Pirolli, Summit Carbon Solutions (23:57)
Scott Rennie, CEO, Vault 44.01
ACE22 remarks Scott Rennie, Vault 44.01 (23:05)