Latin American South Dakota Ethanol Tour Wraps

Cindy Zimmerman

A tour this past week allowed stakeholders from Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama to see how ethanol blends have been incorporated in South Dakota as these countries consider implementing ethanol-gasoline blending programs starting in 2024-2025. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council hosted the tour for the delegation comprised of …

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Ethanol Summit Continues With Tours

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded its formal meetings on Tuesday in Washington D.C., but continued on this week with nearly a dozen tours in ethanol producing states. Those tours included: Japan visiting Iowa; Korea visiting Nebraska; Latin America (LTA) visiting South Dakota; LTA visiting Michigan; LTA visiting Minnesota; Mexico visiting Colorado; Europe, Middle East and …

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Japan to Allow Access for US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Japan published a new biofuels policy last week that will allow the United States to capture up to 100 percent of Japan’s on-road ethanol market, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. “The new biofuels policy Japan announced today is the result of close collaboration between our two countries and it will further allow U.S. producers to …

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USDA Under Secretary Supports US Ethanol in Panama

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor is on a trade mission to Central America-Dominican Republic and supporting U.S. ethanol on the way. The mission included Taylor witnessing a memorandum of understanding signing between the U.S. Grains Council and the Panamanian Sugar Cane National Industry on ethanol blending. “Our U.S. industry and the Panamanian industry are …

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US Ethanol Stands Out at India Auto Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. ethanol industry was in the spotlight last week at the India Auto Expo in New Delhi which featured an Ethanol Pavilion for the first time. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the nation’s auto manufacturers organization, has partnered with the U.S. Grains Council to help support the implementation of ethanol across the country. The Grains Council, along …

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India Achieves Ethanol Blending Target Early

Cindy Zimmerman

India recently achieved its ethanol fuel blending target of 10 percent five months ahead of schedule and the phased rollout of 20 per cent ethanol blending in India will begin this April, according to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, advancing its target to achieve 20 per cent from earlier 2030 to now 2025-26. The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains …

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Canada Finalizes Clean Fuel Regulations

Cindy Zimmerman

Final Clean Fuel Regulations were announced this week by the government of Canada and welcomed by the U.S. ethanol industry. In combination with the Government of Canada’s $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund, the CFR will create incentives for the increased domestic production of low-carbon-intensity fuels (such as ethanol). This will create economic opportunities for biofuel feedstock providers, such as farmers …

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Clariant Produces First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Global specialty chemical company Clariant announced this week that the first commercial cellulosic ethanol has been produced at its sunliquid® production plant in Podari, Romania. The company has a multi-year agreement with Shell to supply the product. Approximately 50,000 tons of second-generation biofuels will be derived from 250,000 tons of locally sourced agricultural residues, primarily in the form of straw. …

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US Welcomes Japan’s Commitment to Double Ethanol Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Japan this week and released a statement on a number of issues, including ethanol. Prime Minister Kishida and President Biden welcomed Japan’s commitment to take all available measures to double demand for bioethanol, including for sustainable aviation fuel and on-road fuel, by 2030 to reduce dependence on imported petroleum. The …

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UK Prepares for E10 Petrol

Cindy Zimmerman

The United Kingdom is gearing up for greener fuel starting in September with a national awareness campaign introducing E10 petrol which is blended with up to 10% renewable ethanol, double the current standard petrol blend E5. UK Transport Minister Rachel Maclean says the campaign “will not only make drivers aware of the changes we’re making, but will also show millions …

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