USGC highlights ethanol’s environmental benefits

The U.S. Grains Council is continuing to demonstrate to administration and global stakeholders the environmental benefits of ethanol.

Forty countries participated in the Leaders Summit on Climate, held in Washington, DC, April 22-23, 2021. Attendees, including foreign leaders and representatives of many countries that already have ethanol policies in place like China, Japan, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico and the EU heard President Biden’s climate goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and witnessed the submission of the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution, the formal commitment by the U.S. to reduce emissions.

“Formal climate commitments, such as the Biden Administration’s announcement to reduce GHG emissions by 50-52 percent by 2030, open new opportunities to showcase ethanol’s environmental benefits,” said Isabelle Ausdal, USGC manager of ethanol trade policy and economics. “USGC is engaging with countries that are setting increasingly ambitious climate targets to ensure that all opportunities for ethanol are realized.”