2023 American Coalition for Ethanol Conference

The ACE – the 36th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is taking place 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 this year, event coverage will feature topics like new uses and markets for ethanol producers, the retail marketplace for E15 and E85, farm-to-biofuel carbon market opportunities, and trade developments. The conference also offers breakout sessions with subjects covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, as well as ways for ethanol plants to lower their carbon score and raise profitability.

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


2023 ACE Conference photo album

Press Releases

ACE’s 36th Annual Ethanol Conference Kicked Off in Minneapolis This Week
ACE Elects Board of Directors During Annual Business Meeting
OPIS Global Head of Energy Analysis Kloza to Keynote the ACE Conference in Minneapolis


2023 ACE Conference preview interview with Katie Muckenhirn, Vice President of Public Affairs.
2023 ACE preview - Katie Muckenhirn, ACE 6:34

ACE President Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy, opening remarks and interview
2023 ACE - Dave Sovereign, ACE president, remarks 6:44

2023 ACE - Dave Sovereign, ACE president, interview 4:23

ACE CEO Brian Jennings Opening Remarks and interview
2023 ACE - Brian Jennings, ACE CEO, remarks 17:51

2023 ACE - Brian Jennings, ACE CEO, interview 10:22

ACE Chief Marketing Officer Ron Lamberty remarks and interview
2023 ACE - Ron Lamberty, ACE, remarks 15:58

2023 ACE - Ron Lamberty, ACE, interview 6:58

Keynote: Ethanol Outlook in a Changing Energy Market Landscape – Tom Kloza, Global Head of Energy Analysis, Oil Price information Service (OPIS)
2023 ACE - Tom Kloza, OPIS, remarks 33:41

2023 ACE - Interview with Tom Kloza, OPIS 2:34

Panel – Untangling and Maximizing IRA Biofuel Incentives
Donna Funk, Principal-Partner, Pinion
2023 ACE IRA Panel, Donna Funk, Pinion 12:53
2023 ACE interview - Donna Funk, Pinion 9:44
Mel Schwarz, Director of Legislative Affairs, Eide Bailly LLP
2023 ACE IRA Panel, Mel Schwarz, Eide Bailly 18:58
Bradley Pederson, Partner, Christianson PLLP
2023 ACE IRA Panel, Bradley Pederson, Christianson 20:19

Panel – Cultivating Progress: Climate-Smart Farming for Carbon Markets
Jonathon Lehman, Founder, Cultivating Conservation
2023 ACE Panel Jonathon Lehman, Founder, Cultivating Conservation 13:52
Brennan Lewis, Research Associate, South Dakota State University
2023 ACE Panel Brennan Lewis, South Dakota State University 12:29
Ron Alverson, ACE Board Member, Dakota Ethanol
2023 ACE Panel Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol 8:14

Interview with Ron Alverson, ACE Board Member, Dakota Ethanol – winner of Merle Anderson Award
2023 ACE interview Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol 4:54

Interview with Jan Lundebrek, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company – Grassroots Award Winner
2023 ACE interview Jan Lundebrek, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company 3:49

Interview with Harmon Wilts, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company – new ACE Board Member
2023 ACE interview Harmon Wilts, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company 4:14

Interview with Mark Heckman, Strategic Development Director, EcoEngineers – Conference sponsor
2023 ACE interview Mark Heckman, EcoEngineers 4:24

E15 & Flex Fuel Roadmap: Small Retailers Clearing Roadblocks and Blazing Trails for Ethanol Availability
Moderator: Ron Lamberty, CMO, American Coalition for Ethanol
Bruce Vollan, Owner, Vollan Oil Company
Glenn Badenhop, President, American Freedom Energy
2023 ACE Retailer Panel 52:00

The Journey to Capture, Store, and Utilize Carbon
Moderator: Dave Sovereign, Board President, ACE (representing Golden Grain Energy)
Britta Bergland, Senior Analyst, Merjent, Inc.
2023 ACE Panel Britta Bergland, Merjent 14:18
Aaron Eldridge, South Dakota Project Manager, Summit Carbon Solutions
2023 ACE Panel Aaron Eldridge, Summit Carbon Solutions 15:53
Ashkan Shoja-Nia, VP of Strategy and Business Development, StormFisher Hydrogen
2023 ACE Panel Ashkan Shoja-Nia, StormFisher Hydrogen 15:49

Outlook for Exports
Mackenzie Boubin, Director of Global Ethanol Export Development, U.S. Grains Council
2023 ACE - Mackenzie Boubin, USGC 34:01