China's ethanol push thrown into doubt amid US trade dispute

China's ethanol push thrown into doubt amid US trade dispute

BEIJING / CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's ambitious initiative to use biofuel in cars nationwide by 2020 is in doubt amid concerns over the supply of fuel ...

BEIJING / CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's ambitious initiative to use biofuel in cars across the country by 2020 is in doubt amid concerns over the supply of raw materials such as corn, amplified by a growing trade dispute with Washington. , said producers and analysts.In September last year, the government outlined radical plans to deploy ethanol use in gasoline nationally by 2020, in part to give vent to its huge corn stocks.State-controlled producers such as Cofco and Jilin Fuel rushed to plan to invest billions of yuan to double production in the world's largest auto market.But since then, only one major project - SDIC's 300,000 tonnes per year plant in northeastern China's Liaoning province - has been authorized to begin construction.Three big-producer expansion plans are stalled because companies do not have government approval, said three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.They refused to be identified because they are not allowed to talk to the...


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