Peru eyes US for ethanol exports… perhaps

Greentech Media has a story about sugar cane ethanol from Peru, potentially being exported to the US. I think it is doubtful for a number of reasons…   The delivered cost to a coastal blending plant in the US,would have to be competitive with home grown US ethanol. If it is competitive then the US has shown that it will erect trade barriers (see Brazilian ethanol, times without number in this blog).

Secondly the Peruvians might decided that it would be more economical to replace a barrel of oil in Peru with a barrel of home grown ethanol. It would also be greener, since there’s no need to ship it.

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