U.S. Exports & Trade

America is the world’s top ethanol exporter, supplying more than one billion gallons of fuel ethanol to our trading partners annually.

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 bi-lateral 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.

U.S. 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.

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.

Ensuring Access to the Marketplace [State and Technical work] – State regulations have a major impact on the market for ethanol. For example, California alone commands nearly 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol with Californians driving nearly 1 billion miles each and every day. Growth Energy has been a leader in advocacy engagement on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard keeping the market open for the last five years for Midwestern starch ethanol. Growth Energy continues to knock down state and technical barriers to higher ethanol blends. New York is the fourth largest gasoline market in the country, yet it prohibits E15, so Growth Energy has directly engaged working to lift the cap on ethanol in New York gasoline.


Additional Resources

American Biofuels Producers Demand U.S. Government Respond to Brazilian Tariff

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption of E10

Growth Energy, RFA, USGC submit comments in response to paper on Clean Fuel Standard

Growth Energy Files Comments on Ontario’s Development of Renewable Fuel Standard


 

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