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Ethanol Industry Thanks Biden, Kishida For Recognizing Ethanol As Decarbonization Solution

April 16, 2024

Trade, White House, Exports


The U.S. ethanol industry—including the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Growth Energy—expressed gratitude for the recent joint statement from President Biden and Japan Prime Minister Kishida on the importance of ethanol as a decarbonization solution within the transportation sectors in their respective countries.


In an April 10 joint statement, Biden and Kishida said, “We intend to advance widespread adoption of innovative new clean energy technologies, and seek to increase the globally available supply of sustainable aviation fuel or feedstock, including those that are ethanol-based, that show promise in reducing emissions.”


The three ethanol entities offered in response:


“Our organizations appreciate the dedication and support of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the U.S. Trade Representative and other U.S. government agencies advocating for grain-based ethanol in their international discussions. These U.S. officials continue to highlight that ethanol is a readily available, low-carbon solution that can be used immediately as a carbon mitigation tool for the on-road, aviation, maritime and biochemical sectors.


“We thank the Biden Administration for its ongoing assistance in promoting U.S. ethanol abroad. Through our continued joint efforts to showcase U.S. ethanol benefits to the global community, we are collectively leading the transition to a low-carbon economy and supporting international climate commitments for a net-zero future.”