Kansas Corn Works to Build Ethanol Export Market in India

Building U.S. Ethanol Demand in India

Kansas Corn CEO was a panelist at an alternative fuels session at the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers auto show, the second largest auto show in the world. India represents a large potential fuel ethanol market for U.S. ethanol.

Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek is in India this week with the U.S. Grains Council educating and advocating for ethanol at Asia’s biggest and the world’s second largest auto show. In addition to speaking at the U.S. Grains Council Booth, Greg was a panelist in an alternative fuels session. Greg worked in the ethanol industry for several years before being named Kansas Corn CEO.

India’s The Indian Government has established a national mandate to blend 10 percent ethanol with gasoline (E10) by 2022 but does not have the production capacity to achieve this target domestically. The highest blending rate achieved nationwide was 5.8 percent in 2018-19 from domestic sources.  The U.S. Grains Council is working to convince India to allow imports of U.S. ethanol to help them meet their ethanol mandate. While India currently doesn’t allow fuel ethanol imports, the country does allow imports of ethanol for industrial uses. Even with those limits, India is the sixth largest importer of U.S. ethanol. If the country will allow imports of U.S. ethanol for fuel use, the impact on ethanol exports will be significant.