U.S.-Japan Alliance Includes Ethanol as Carbon Reducer

Cindy Zimmerman

President Biden and Japan Prime Minister Kishida

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida last week announced several new strategic initiatives to further advance the U.S.-Japan Alliance, including the importance of ethanol as a decarbonization solution within the transportation sector.

A Joint Leaders’ Statement issued by the White House stated, “We intend to advance widespread adoption of innovative new clean energy technologies, and seek to increase the globally available supply of sustainable aviation fuel or feedstock, including those that are ethanol-based, that show promise in reducing emissions.”

The U.S. ethanol industry, including the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Growth Energy, expressed appreciation for the words of support and the work of government agencies advocating for grain-based ethanol in their international discussions.

“We thank the Biden Administration for its ongoing assistance in promoting U.S. ethanol abroad. Through our continued joint efforts to showcase U.S. ethanol benefits to the global community, we are collectively leading the transition to a low-carbon economy and supporting international climate commitments for a net-zero future.”

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