Ausdal Enters New Role At Council

Isabelle Ausdal, previously the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) manager of global ethanol policy and economics, has transitioned into a new role as the regional ethanol manager for the European Union (EU), United Kingdom (U.K.), and Canada, effective as of Jan. 29, 2024.

Isabelle Ausdal

Ausdal will directly lead and oversee program activities and operations within the three-market-region, encompassing both policy and commercial engagement efforts aimed at securing and enhancing global ethanol consumption, bettering market opportunities for U.S. ethanol producers.

Focus within the Canadian market will remain on ensuring effective implementation and fair access for U.S. ethanol producers under the Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR), the rollout of which has led to support for higher blending of ethanol at 15 percent (E15). EU and U.K. market focus will remain on the deployment of the EU’s updated Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) and policy discussions surrounding the benefits of ethanol in internal combustion engines, sustainable aviation and maritime fuel, as well as the continuing momentum of E10 use throughout individual EU member states.

“Isabelle has been an integral member of the D.C. ethanol team and has led our ethanol portfolio markets of the EU, U.K. and Canada over the past two years,” said Mackenzie Boubin, USGC director of global ethanol export development. “Her networks, relationship building and thorough understanding of our top three ethanol export markets have enabled significant momentum and growth of these vital regions. In this new role, Isabelle will bring a much-needed focused approach to these dynamic and ever-evolving destinations. We are fortunate to be able to elevate her experience and passion for these markets.”

Ausdal holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and consumer economics with a focus in public policy and law and a double minor in communications and leadership studies. She also has her Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree with a business specialization from American University’s Washington College of Law.

Please join the Council in congratulating Isabelle on her new role.