ACE announces dates for 2015 grassroots fly-in

By American Coalition for Ethanol | January 06, 2015

As the 114th Congress is sworn-in Jan. 6, the American Coalition for Ethanol is confirming plans to meet with lawmakers and key Administration officials during the group’s 7th annual fly-in, also referred to as the "Biofuels Beltway March."

The ethanol group will be holding its annual grassroots fly-in March 24-25.

“With more than 70 new members in Congress and concerns over EPA’s implementation of the renewable fuel standard (RFS), there is no better time for people who have a stake in the success of the ethanol industry to join fellow grassroots advocates for ACE’s fly-in,” said ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings.

At the 2014 “Biofuels Beltway March,” 80 people from all walks of life, including farmers, fuel retailers, students, and bankers, joined ethanol producers to meet with representatives from the White House, EPA, and USDA.  The group also met with 160 congressional offices.

“In addition to a large crop of incoming freshmen, just a small fraction of current lawmakers were in office when the original RFS was enacted in 2005 and modified in 2007 by Congress. Our fly-in is an important opportunity to highlight how America is benefiting from the RFS, the successful development of cellulosic ethanol, and the reliability and progress of E15 and higher ethanol fuel blends,” said Jennings.

The official host hotel of the ACE fly-in will be The Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. To register, or to find out more details about the ACE fly-in, contact Shannon Gustafson via email at SGustafson[at]ethanol.org.