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 preparing to move to to an E10 standard nationwide, 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.
A joint statement from Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Ryan LeGrand, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President Geoff Cooper regarding the postponement of Export Exchange 2020 to October 6-8, 2021 at the Loews Kansas City: “As a result of the coronavirus and our concern for the safety of […]
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 […]
Drivers are choosing E15, marketed to consumers as Unleaded88, at the pump now more than ever. Over the past several years, E15 has seen rapid growth nationwide. It took about four years for retailers to sell enough E15 to fuel ONE billion miles (from about 2013 to 2017). However, since then, use has increased so […]
By Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released export numbers for May 2020. This is the first reporting month that truly began to show the negative effects of the demand destroyed by COVID-19 due to reduced driving around the globe. May’s exports […]
As the top ethanol & biodiesel producing state, biofuels are an important part of Iowa's economy. I spoke w/@GrowthEnergy about my work fighting for our producers, promoting the #RFS, & advocating for expanded infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol. https://t.co/I11bIFs6tB