WASHINGTON, DC, US — The Global Ethanol Summit concluded on Oct. 17 with discussions on topics such as new use applications for biofuels, infrastructure and compatibility and environmental and human health benefits of renewable fuels.

Attendees of the event, sponsored by the US Grains Council (USGC), are now going to ethanol-producing states around the country where they will spend the next few days viewing the biofuel value chain before heading back to their home countries.

The Global Ethanol Summit, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to elevate ethanol’s international visibility and decarbonization solution within the transportation sector.

More than 350 ministerial-level officials and industry leaders, bioethanol producers and refiners from more than 40 countries are attending this year to learn about the numerous environmental and human health benefits of globally expanding the use of biofuels.

The events on Oct. 17 culminated in a series of memorandum of understanding signings between the USGC and key ethanol stakeholders from around the world.

“Users are seeing bioethanol’s undeniable benefits and the commensurate increased consumption means there is a growing recognition of what industry leaders have always known — bioethanol is available right here, right now and it is here to stay,” said Ryan LeGrand, president and chief executive officer of the USGC.