Ethanol Trade Mission to Peru

Cindy Zimmerman

ZimmCast 509The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took part in a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports.

USDA photo of Secy Vilsack taking part in biofuels roundtable in Peru

USDA photo of Secy Vilsack taking part in biofuels roundtable in Peru

In this edition of the ZimmCast, RFA General Counsel Ed Hubbard talks about the March 13-15 trade mission which visited Lima and the Piura region, where cane-based ethanol is produced. The trade mission also included other ethanol industry representatives, as well as members of the agricultural community.

Hubbard discusses Peru’s interesting supply/demand situation for ethanol, which involves exporting ethanol to the European Union and buying ethanol to meet domestic needs from the United States, creating a unique cooperative relationship with special opportunities for both countries. He also talks about some of the results of the trade mission, which include future visits to this country by Peruvian ethanol interests and a visit to Peru by EPA officials.

Learn more about the Peru trade mission in this week’s ZimmCast: ZimmCast on Peru ethanol trade mission

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