Ethanol is the number one priority for the U.S. Grains Council today, according to USGC CEO Ryan LeGrand, who spoke at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference last week in Omaha.
“There’s nothing more important to us right now than ethanol,” said LeGrand.
The council has seven priority markets, with Mexico being one of the most significant. While the three major metropolitan areas of Mexico still prohibit ethanol blends, which is expected to change soon, LeGrand says it is still a 720 million gallon market now – with the potential of 1.2 billion gallons.
Listen to his remarks here:
ACE Conference Keynote – USGC CEO Ryan LeGrand
ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty has been playing an active role in USGC efforts to educate Mexican retailers about ethanol blends. He hosted a panel at the conference with USGC Mexico Director Stephan Wittig and consultant Jorge Lerdo to talk about the ethanol technical information forums they have been hosting for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers, and their optimism for increased use of ethanol blends around the country.
Listen to their conversation here:
ACE Conference Mexico Market Update