Economic Impacts of the Ethanol Industry in Nebraska

The U.S. Department of Energy data on Nebraska’s ethanol production started in 1985 at 9 million gallons per year. Ten years later in 1995 it was 200 million gallons. A little over ten years later, the big jump in production was 858 million gallons, and five years later by 2011 it was 2,062 million. The twenty-year growth from 1995 to 2014 was approximately ten-fold. Since 2007, the effects on Nebraska’s economy and rural areas have been both sustained and substantial. Download here.

Issue Brief: Energy Balance

The Nebraska Ethanol Board was proud to help sponsor this project with Ethanol Across America to dispell myths about ethanol’s efficiency. Download here.

Issue Brief: Energy Security

Energy Security – we hear the term all the time, but what does it really mean? Do we mean national security? Well, sort of. Do we mean energy independence? Well, sort of that, too. Do we mean economic security? Yes, all of the above. Download here.

Issue Brief: Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production

The replacement of imported oil with domestically produced ethanol in an appealing prospect for a host of reasons. Perhaps the most significant of these reasons is the economic impact associated with the domestic production and use of renewable fuel. Download here.

Issue Brief: Ethanol & Rural Development

Thomas Dorr oversees the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development policies and programs. In this Issue brief, Mr. Dorr discusses the bright outlook for rural America and renewable energy. Download here.