Ethanol looks elsewhere

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ETHANOL LOOKS ELSEWHERE: The U.S. Grains Council, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Mexican Association of Service Station Equipment Suppliers have been working with Mexican officials to host workshops in Mexico to promote the use of a 10 percent blend of ethanol in the nation’s transportation fuel, Pro’s Madi Bolanos reports.

The push from ethanol producers comes as they’ve grown increasingly exasperated by Trump’s policies , moving them to expand into Mexico to help make up the difference. The groups are targeting Mexican gas station owners, petroleum equipment retailers, and state and federal agriculture and energy officials. “The Renewable Fuel Standard, is now being governed as something that is difficult for oil companies to do,” said Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol. “The only way to get around this is by selling [ethanol] somewhere else where they’ll pay a fair market price for it.”