Japan: Japan Invites Public Comments on Fuel Ethanol Policy

On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy. The changes include a set value for U.S. corn-based ethanol green-house gas (GHG) emissions which would allow its import for use in the production of bio-ETBE. METI also proposed revised GHG emission values for Brazilian sugarcane ethanol and gasoline, and will increase the GHG reduction target from 50 to 55 percent of the emissions of gasoline. Public comments on METI’s proposals are due on January 18, 2018.

Japan: Japan Invites Public Comments on Fuel Ethanol Policy