North Dakota Department of Agriculture officials, along with North Dakota ethanol organizations and biofuel researchers, have completed the state’s first ethanol-focused trade mission. The trade delegation visited Brazil, with the goal of increasing North Dakota’s share of the country’s ethanol fuel market. Brazil was the number one importer of U.S. ethanol in 2019. Right now, Brazilian authorities are considering lifting ethanol trade barriers. Those barriers include a 20 percent tariff after an annual quota is reached.
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