Chinese Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Reuters reports that China is emerging as a global ethanol exporter. According to the article, exports of Chinese ethanol – made from either corn or cassava (tapioca) – have gone from zero to over 500,000 tons this year.

China is the world’s third largest ethanol producer, behind Brazil and the United States, even though it only had four plants in 2005.

Ethanol, International