Japan opens public comment period regarding US and Brazilian GHG levels

January 10, 2018 |

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has opened a public comment period through January 18 regarding proposed policy changes that would allow the import of US-produced corn-based ethanol for ETBE by setting the greenhouse gas emissions for that ethanol at 43.15. US ethanol must be blended with Brazilian ethanol. The proposed changes also include revising GHG emissions for Brazilian ethanol imports at 33.61 from the previous 32.7 and boosting its greenhouse gas emissions reductions target to 55%.. Comments can be submitted (in Japanese) to METI via the following website (Japanese language only).

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