Mexico will allow 10 percent ethanol blends of fuel, according to a recent announcement by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission. The announcement modifies standards for fuel blending from a maximum amount of ethanol at 5.8 percent to the 10 percent level. The change comes as part of ongoing energy reforms in Mexico and follows input from stakeholders in the government, private sector, research scientists and social interest groups. Mexico’s regulators moved in August 2016 to allow ethanol in local fuel supplies, except in its three largest metropolitan areas. U.S. grain and ethanol groups applauded the move to allow E10 fuels in Mexico. The U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy called the decision encouraging. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen said the move puts Mexico in line with standards in the U.S. and Canada, and will “help to drive trade and investment” in Mexico’s fuel sector.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.