American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned from the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers organized by the U.S. Grains Council to address questions and concerns of local station owners about sourcing, marketing, and profiting from ethanol-blended gasoline. This time it was Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz located about 70 miles inland from the city of Veracruz, a major port city located along the coast in the central part of the state through which most of Mexico City’s imports come.
“In the near future, ethanol in Mexico will be shipped by rail, but ocean-going shipping could quickly become a reality if volumes justify it,” Lamberty added. “There is an increasing amount of ethanol already being sold in Mexico, with reports of some fairly large deals done in the past few weeks. We may see significant volume sooner than I thought.”
At the recent 2018 ACE Conference, Lamberty talked about the challenges and opportunities in the Mexico market for ethanol. Listen to that interview here –
ACE18 Interview with Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior VP
Lamberty and Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist at KMoore Consulting Inc., will provide details of their efforts on the ground in Mexico helping ethanol enter the nation’s fuel marketplace during an ACE webinar coming up on Tuesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. central. The presentation will include updates on UL listings for E25 and E40, ASTM spec changes affecting ethanol, weights and measures, higher-blend labeling challenges, and retailer feedback and advice for promoting ethanol to consumers. Registration is available at ethanol.org/events/webinar.