America is the world’s top ethanol exporter, supplying 1.70 billion gallons of fuel ethanol to our trading partners in 2018.
These exports provide a vital market for U.S. farmers and help keep America competitive in the global economy. They also serve an important role in nations like China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and South Korea, where U.S. ethanol provides an alternative to toxic gasoline additives and helps to reduce air pollution in areas where air pollution remains a major threat to public health.
Ethanol is the only alternative that can seamlessly and cost-effectively replace fossil fuels in today’s vehicles, and American biofuel producers are ready to meet that demand.
That is why Growth Energy has joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and other allies to hold seminars, establish bilateral working groups, and educate foreign policymakers about the demonstrated benefits of ethanol and its value to drivers all over the globe. We also support ongoing efforts to expand U.S. access to foreign markets and reduce the uncertainty associated with fuel policies in other countries.
As part of that effort, we urge the U.S. Trade Representative to work hand-in-hand with our industry to eliminate duties, tariffs, and other protectionist trade barriers that prevent U.S. exports from reaching consumers overseas.
Growth Energy continues to push government stakeholders here in the U.S. and abroad to remove unnecessary tariffs and other barriers to free trade and reopen key export markets for ethanol and DDGS in Brazil, China, and the EU.
Some of that work can be seen recently with China’s announced proposal to move to E10 throughout the country by 2020, and they’ve also announced their intention to remove the value added tax from imported DDGS. Vietnam has also announced that it will now allow imports of DDGS from the U.S.
Growth Energy SVP of Global Markets Craig Willis gives opening remarks during his panel at the World Ethanol and Biofuels Event in Brussels, Nov. 5, 2019. BRUSSELS – At the World Ethanol and Biofuels Event in Brussels, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis took the stage to share his insight into the global markets […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a request for information on biofuel infrastructure priorities, seeking feedback from stakeholders on a key element of president’s promise to expand markets for higher ethanol blends like E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “We appreciate the USDA’s outreach, and we look forward to sharing our insights on efforts […]
Today, our SVP of Federal Affairs Chris Bliley gave a presentation to the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics on the role of the RFS and biofuel in our nation's energy policy, and taking questions from local energy experts. https://t.co/T554b0Wrj4