IEA is a Brussels-based trade association representing producers of synthetic ethanol for industrial use in Europe. It is not-for-profit and complies strictly with Belgian and European laws.
Other associations represent agricultural ethanol (both within the EU and importers). For further information please see Library and Links.


Current members are:


In line with the importance of ethanol to society, IEA’s mission is to:

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information about synthetic ethanol and to enter into dialogue with all stakeholders.
  • Promote and protect the long-term future of the industry in Europe.
  • Assist the transition to a biofuels economy by ensuring that supplies of bioethanol are available for fuel.
  • Ensure fairness in trade and customs to support the above.