A number of ethanol associations representing producers from around the world have joined voices to highlight the benefits of renewable ethanol and its role in the energy transition and the battle against climate change.

The US Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane and Bioenergy Industry Association), Brazil’s UNEM (National Corn Ethanol Union) and ePURE (European Renewable Ethanol Association) issued a joint letter on Wednesday while world leaders are meeting at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt.

The organisations state that renewable ethanol offers an immediate affordable and effective solution to environmental, energy security and human health challenges. It can provide immediate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions in road transport and can help countries tackle current energy security and inflationary concerns.  

In addition, renewable ethanol contributes to food and feed production, as well as farmers’ economic viability, says the letter. 

Ethanol can further be used to produce sustainable aviation fuels and play a role in decarbonising the hard-to-abate aviation industry.