URBANDALE, Iowa (Sept. 27, 2023) – The newly formed American Carbon Alliance (ACA) announced it has continued to add important members to the organization, including North Dakota and South Dakota Ethanol Producers Associations. Together these organizations will work to bring attention to the benefits that carbon capture technology will have on rural communities, the nation’s economy, and the ethanol industry.
“We are excited to add the North and South Dakota Ethanol Producers Associations to our organization. These groups are relentlessly dedicated to expanding ethanol production and will be a tremendous asset to our coalition’s work,” said Tom Buis, CEO of the American Carbon Alliance. “With their help, we’ll continue working to bring about a new energy future in America.”
The South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association serves as a strong, unified voice of advocacy for the expansion of bioethanol production in the state.
“Carbon pipelines are important to the expansion of the bioethanol industry, and the bioethanol industry is critical to the future of agriculture in the U.S. and around the world,” said Doug Berven, executive director of the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association. “We proudly support the efforts and the mission of the American Carbon Alliance.”
The North Dakota Ethanol Producers Association is the leading ethanol advocacy organization in the state.
“Carbon capture and sequestration will open endless possibilities for ethanol and rural America as a whole,” said Laura Lacher, executive director of the North Dakota Ethanol Producers Association. “We’re happy to join the American Carbon Alliance where we can continue to tell that story and advocate for North Dakota’s future.”
ACA’s coalition continues to grow. These groups join the ranks of Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, and the Renew Kansas Biofuels Association.