During USGC Seminar, Bolivian Government Announces Intent To Establish E10 Mandate

The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). Bolivian Vice President Garcia Linera made the announcement during closing remarks at the event, reporting the government’s decision to implement an ethanol blend mandate starting at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level …

USGC Explores Potential For Ethanol Use In Indonesia, Thailand

Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to visit with ministry and industry officials there and gain a better understanding of the opportunities for and challenges to expanded ethanol use in both markets. “Indonesia is forecast to be the sixth largest gasoline market by 2022,” said Brian Healy, USGC …

Chinese, U.S. Delegations Discuss Fuel Ethanol During Forum

Delegates from U.S. and Chinese government agencies, biofuels companies and research institutes discussed fuel ethanol production, use and policy during the Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum this week in Arlington, Virginia. The forum follows a September 2017 joint release by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the National Energy Administration (NEA) and 13 other …

Ethanol Activities In South Korea, Vietnam Highlight Importance Of Policy’s Role In Trade

Developing markets for U.S. ethanol involves a complex combination of trade policy and marketing work. Two U.S. Grains Council (USGC) activities this past week aimed to not only provide insights on ethanol policy development with a role for trade, but also exchange information with government officials, traders and even consumers about the environmental, health and …

U.S. Ethanol Weighs In On Proposed Canadian Fuel Standard

The Canadian government has set an aggressive goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030 – and U.S. ethanol is a proven and economically viable tool to help achieve that objective. A U.S. ethanol industry mission delivered that message and more information about the benefits of U.S. ethanol during a mission to …

Conference Highlights Ethanol’s Role In Reaching APEC Goal To Double Renewable Energy

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) presented a roadmap for increasing the production, use and trade of ethanol as a transport fuel across the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region during meetings in Bangkok, Thailand, this week.  The Council and its domestic partners in ethanol export market development including USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) collaborated with …

USGC Talks Overseas Ethanol Demand At Growth Energy, RFA Conferences

U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff and consultants participated in this month’s annual meetings of Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), highlighting both the overseas market potential for U.S.-produced ethanol and the partnership between the three organizations helping to build that demand.  USGC, Growth and RFA work closely on ethanol export market development strategy, …

USGC, Partners Build Relationships With Colombian Ethanol Industry

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, traveled to Colombia last week to cultivate relationships with the local ethanol industry and build support for increasing demand. “In Colombia, we were able to hold face-to-face meetings …

Workshop In Korea Offers Background On Ethanol As Fuel

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic industry partners, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS), have had a busy year so far engaging with potential global customers of U.S. ethanol, including at a workshop held last week in Seoul, Korea. The workshop …

Audio: Demand Building Programs Ramp Up Along With Ethanol Exports

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service are intensifying their efforts to promote U.S. ethanol exports for the remainder of 2015 and into the future. “While ethanol exports are up this year and on track to be the second largest on record, that …