USGC suggests ethanol use as carbon-neutral solution in South Korea

June 20, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council emphasized ethanol as one of the most effective transportation fuels for achieving South Korea’s carbon neutrality goals by 2050 during the Carbon Neutral Symposium held there on May 27.

“Bioethanol can smoothly bridge the transition from vehicles with internal combustion engines to eco-friendly mobility, helping Korea make a soft landing on carbon neutrality,” said Haksoo Kim, USGC director in South Korea. “Now is the time to shift our mindset.”

Many other countries have committed to greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions under the Paris Agreement and more than 60 have introduced ethanol fuel policies to help meet those commitments. Kim has said Korea, that relies heavily on smokestack industry and is the 12th largest GHG emitter, will continue to feel pressure to comply with the new global order.

In Korea, the Council sees a way that bioethanol fuel can bridge the gap between internal combustion engine vehicles and future driving options.

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