South Korea: Wrap-Up Report for 2019 Seoul Fuel Ethanol Conference

On April 30, 2019, U.S. Embassy Seoul’s Office of Agricultural Affairs, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Korea office, and the Korea Biofuels Forum (KBF) jointly hosted the 2019 Seoul Fuel Ethanol Conference. Conference speakers provided information on the global ethanol trade, the positive impact on the environment and gasoline refinery economics of ethanol blending, and ethanol policy updates in neighboring countries, including Japan. The Korean government recently finished a feasibility study on ethanol blending in the transportation sector and this report is being reviewed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy which will finalize a recommendation on whether to permit ethanol fuel blends in the near future.

South Korea: Wrap-Up Report for 2019 Seoul Fuel Ethanol Conference