GES Wraps Up With Seven Concurrent Sessions, Trade Team Visits

The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded on Tuesday with a variety of concurrent panel discussions with experts on various topics within the biofuel industry.

The concurrent sessions featured topics including new-use applications for bioethanol, bioethanol infrastructure and compatibility and environmental and human health benefits of renewable fuels.

The event culminated in a series of memorandum of understanding (MOU) signings between the Council and key ethanol stakeholders from around the world.

“Users are seeing bioethanol’s undeniable benefits and the commensurate increased consumption means there is a growing recognition of what industry leaders have always known – bioethanol is available right here, right now and it is here to stay,” said USGC President and CEO Ryan LeGrand.

After closing comments by LeGrand, groups of participants dispersed to ethanol-producing states around the country where they will spend the next few days viewing the bioethanol value chain firsthand before heading back to their home countries. Those teams 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 Africa (EMEA) and China visiting Missouri;
  • MEA visiting Ohio;
  • Southeast Asia (SEA) and Oceania visiting Kansas;
  • SEA visiting Wisconsin;
  • Taiwan visiting North Dakota; and
  • Vietnam visiting Kentucky.

Follow the Council’s social media pages to see real-time happenings from these teams as they travel around the U.S.