WASHINGTON, DC — More than 350 participants from more than 40 countries are arriving in the capital today ahead of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES), held for the first time since 2019.
GES, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to elevate bioethanol’s international visibility and ongoing successful initiatives as a viable decarbonization solution within the transportation sector.
“I’m thrilled to see so many industry leaders and policymakers gathering here in the Washington area with the common goal of implementing environmental and human-health friendly bioethanol in regions around the world,” said USGC President and CEO Ryan LeGrand. “Carbon emission reduction is possible today through increased bioethanol consumption, and U.S. producers have the capacity to supply that transition.”
Monday’s schedule will feature four general sessions, including keynote addresses from POET Founder and CEO Jeff Broin, Summit Agricultural Group Executive Chairman Bruce Rastetter and U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Deputy Undersecretary Jason Hafemeister.
On Tuesday, programming will continue with seven concurrent sessions covering a variety of detailed topics on biofuel uses and the latest research regarding its carbon reduction capabilities. Memorandums of understanding will also be signed between domestic producers and overseas importers. At the end of the event, 11 groups of participants will travel around the country to view the biofuel value chain firsthand before returning to their home countries.
More from the meeting is available on social media using the hashtag #Grains23 or through the website https://na.eventscloud.com/