Ethanol producers from Mexico are considering the use of sorghum for production of the biobased fuel. The U.S. Grains Council recently hosted a trade team of Mexican ethanol producers in Kansas and Texas.
The trade mission, partnering with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, gave participants the opportunity to tour facilities and learn more about the benefits of using sorghum as Mexican energy industry reforms continue. In 2015, Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company announced its plan to introduce a pilot program that would blend gasoline with ethanol. The resulting boom in ethanol interest gave the Grains Council the opportunity to lead conversations and generate continued awareness of ethanol with the goal of fostering new competition in the market place. In addition to one-on-one meetings and visits to sorghum and grain facilities, an ethanol plant tour gave producers an inside look at production methods and insight into applicable plant management techniques.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.