E85 Savings at CPI Giltner

GILTNER, NE – Flex fuel vehicle drivers can save 85 cents per gallon on E85 at Cooperative Producers Inc. in Giltner (23 Railroad St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Consumers will be limited to 30 gallons and no containers are allowed.

Complimentary hot dogs and soft drinks will be available to customers throughout the promotion. Nebraska Ethanol Board, Nebraska Corn Board and local corn growers will be on site greeting drivers, pumping fuel, and providing giveaways.

“When we choose renewable biofuels at the pump, we save money and support a homegrown fuel,” said Megan Grimes, Nebraska Ethanol Board program manager. “Nebraska-produced biofuels are cost-effective, American-made, renewable, and better for our environment.”

One in seven Nebraskans are driving a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol up to E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline). Drivers can check their owner’s manual to see if they’re driving a flex fuel vehicle. The vehicle might also have a flex fuel badge on the trunk or tailgate — or have a yellow gas cap.

American Ethanol is a clean-burning, non-toxic, renewable source of octane. Using homegrown, locally-produced ethanol reduces the levels of harmful chemicals in our fuel — and in the air we breathe.

Huge Fuel Savings on E85 at CPI Juniata

JUNIATA, NE – Flex fuel vehicle drivers can save 85 cents per gallon on E85 at Cooperative Producers Inc. Juniata (West 12th St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Consumers will be limited to 30 gallons and no containers are allowed.

Complimentary hot dogs and soft drinks will be available to customers throughout the promotion. Nebraska Ethanol Board, Nebraska Corn Board and local corn growers will be on site greeting drivers, pumping fuel, and providing giveaways.

“When we choose renewable biofuels at the pump, we save money and support a homegrown fuel,” said Megan Grimes, Nebraska Ethanol Board program manager. “Nebraska-produced biofuels are cost-effective, American-made, renewable, and better for our environment.”

One in seven Nebraskans are driving a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol up to E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline). Drivers can check their owner’s manual to see if they’re driving a flex fuel vehicle. The vehicle might also have a flex fuel badge on the trunk or tailgate — or have a yellow gas cap.

American Ethanol is a clean-burning, non-toxic, renewable source of octane. Using homegrown, locally-produced ethanol reduces the levels of harmful chemicals in our fuel — and in the air we breathe.

A portion of CPI Juniata’s flex fuel pump, which now dispenses E15, E30 and E85 ethanol blends, were paid for with the Access Ethanol Nebraska (AEN), a grant program administrated by the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture, with the Nebraska Energy Office as the lead agency. Nebraska’s federal award of approximately $2.3 million for the AEN program came from the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). USDA rules require that the USDA funds be matched dollar for dollar with funds from state, private industry or foundations. Matching funds will come from the Nebraska Corn Board through the state corn checkoff funds paid by Nebraska corn farmers and from the Nebraska Environmental Trust approved funding of $500,000 for each of the two years. Matching funds will also come from contributions made by individual ethanol plants and “Prime the Pump,” a nonprofit organized and funded by the ethanol industry to improve ethanol infrastructure.

Ruminant nutrition expert to speak at Nebraska Ethanol Board meeting June 8

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Ethanol Board will meet Friday, June 8, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Place hotel (600 Q St.) in downtown Lincoln.

Galen Erickson

The board welcomes Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of animal science and beef feedlot extension specialist, as the keynote speaker during the board meeting. Erickson will discuss distillers grains and the changing feed rations used for cattle.

Erickson is renowned for his ruminant nutrition research, and has done extensive work with cattle at feedlots. His work includes $7.94 million in research grants, and hundreds of publications including journal articles, extension reports, meeting abstracts and book chapters.

Erickson will speak at approximately 10 a.m. The meeting agenda is as follows:

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Budget Report
  5. Contracts
  6. UNL Faculty Presentation
  7. Marketing Programs
  8. E30 Road Test in Legacy Vehicles
  9. Presentation: Galen Erickson, UNL professor of animal science
  10. Ethanol History Project Update
  11. State and Federal Legislation
  12. Ethanol Plant Reports
  13. Chair’s Report
  14. Administrator’s Report
  15. Working Lunch
  16. Travel Reports and Authorization
  17. Personnel
  18. Next Meeting Date
  19. Adjourn

This agenda contains all items to come before the Board except those items of an emergency nature.

Ribbon Cutting, Fuel Savings at Bosselman Travel

Gov. Ricketts highlights Renewable Fuels Month at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island Friday, May 18. Festivities include a ribbon cutting for the Travel Center’s new flex fuel pumps and fuel promotions with discounts on ethanol and biodiesel fuel blends.

“We are excited to host Governor Ricketts for our ribbon cutting at the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island,” said Charlie Bosselman, president of Bosselman Enterprises. “Our company has been supplying travelers’ fuel needs at our flagship travel center since 1948. With the addition of flex fuel pumps at Bosselman Travel Center, we now offer a broad range of fuels, and will feature Nebraska-produced ethanol fuel, which burns cleaner and adds octane to every gallon.”

There will be a ribbon cutting at 3:45 p.m. to mark the grand opening of the Bosselman Travel Center’s flex fuel pumps, which now dispense E85, E30 and Clean 88 – a high-octane, cleaner-burning blend of 15 percent ethanol. The Travel Center also offers several blends of biodiesel, making it the largest Biofuels Plaza in Nebraska.

Friday, May 18 – Bosselman Travel Center

  • 3335 W. Wood River Rd. (North of I-80 Exit 312), Grand Island
  • Ribbon cutting with Gov. Pete Ricketts, 3:45 p.m.
  • Fuel Promotion, 4-7 p.m.
  • Clean 88 (E15) for $1.88/gallon, E85 for $0.85/gallon, and $1 off per gallon of automotive biodiesel

“We are a pioneer and firm supporter of Nebraska-based renewable fuels at all of our locations,” added Bosselman. “Selling and promoting Nebraska-grown ethanol and biodiesel is one of the cornerstones of how we market fuel to our customers.”

E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) is approved for use in all passenger vehicles 2001 and newer. Ethanol blends higher than 15 percent are approved for use in flex fuel vehicles. One in seven Nebraskans are driving a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol up to E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline). Drivers can check their owner’s manual to see if they’re driving a flex fuel vehicle. The vehicle might also have a flex fuel badge on the trunk or tailgate — or have a yellow gas cap.

Renewable Fuels Month is coordinated through the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board. Several promotional events are also being posted throughout the month on their social media platforms. Visit www.AmericanEthanolNE.org and www.BiodieselNE.com for more details.

Educational Opportunities Forthcoming for Ethanol Plant Employees

LINCOLN, Nebraska – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Manufacturing Extension Partnership will hold two courses this summer for ethanol plant employees intended to increase company profitability, site safety and well-being.

The Process Control Essentials Short Course provides industrial bioprocess personnel with a better understanding of all elements in a PID control loop including the sensor, actuator, process and controller. Participants will gain hands-on experience operating and tuning loops using pilot-scale equipment. Several different tuning methods and control structures will be explored.

It is a two-day course held June 25-26 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is intended for plant operators, maintenance personnel and engineers of any experience level who use or maintain control equipment and/or a DCS system. The cost is $600, and the Nebraska Ethanol Board is offering $300 tuition reimbursement upon completion of the course for qualifying ethanol plants in Nebraska. Reimbursement is limited to the first 16 registrants.

An impact study for last year’s course showed that one plant sent two employees at a cost of $1,200. This directly resulted in $150,000 in annual cost savings, $60,000 annual sales increase, one job retained and $14,000 reinvestment in employee skills’ training and workforce practices.

The Process Safety Boot Camp looks at the OSHA PSM Regulations and EPA Prevention Program process safety regulation requirements. Participants will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively implement, evaluate and audit an OSHA or EPA process safety management program in their organization.

The three-day course will take place August 7-9 at Novozymes Inc. in Blair, Nebraska. The course should be taken by new and experienced front-line engineers responsible for design, maintenance, manufacturing or supervision as managers and engineers involved in regulatory compliance. It will also be of value to auditors, insurance inspectors, compliance program managers, department managers, and corporate process safety support staff.
The cost is $1,720 for American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) members and $2,020 for non-members. Tuition reimbursement of $400 per person upon completion is available to employees of qualifying Nebraska ethanol plants, and is limited to the first 20 registrants.

For more information on either course, contact Matthew Jorgensen at 308-293-5884 or mjorgensen@unl.edu. Information and registration for the Process Control Essentials Short Course can be found at http://nemep.unl.edu/pce-2018, and for the Process Safety Boot Camp at http://nemep.unl.edu/psbc-2018.

The Advancement of Ethanol in Nebraska

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