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Renewable Fuels Month Filled with Consumer Savings

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Just in time for summer vacations and trips to the lake, Nebraska drivers will save on ethanol blends every Friday in May for Renewable Fuels Month.

Select retailers in Omaha, Grand Island and Bellevue are offering discounts on cleaner-burning American Ethanol and one location is discounting biodiesel!

  • Friday, May 4
    • Bucky’s – 3052 S. 84th St., Omaha
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Discount: $0.85 OFF per gallon of E85
  • Friday, May 11
    • Kum & Go – 14353 Q St., Omaha
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Discount: E15 and E85 for $0.99/gallon
  • Friday, May 18
    • Bosselman Travel Center – 3335 W Wood River Rd., Grand Island
    • Time: 4-7 p.m.
    • Discount: Clean 88 (E15) for $1.88/gallon, E85 for $0.85/gallon, and $1 OFF per gallon of automotive biodiesel
  • Friday, May 25
    • Pump & Pantry – 3605 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Discount: Clean 88 (E15) for $1.88/gallon and E85 for $0.85/gallon

Find all the details for the fuel promotions at http://americanethanolne.org/renewable-fuels-promo/.

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.

Biofuels serve as a low-cost option for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation sources. According to the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture, ethanol reduces GHG emissions by 40-45 percent compared to gasoline.

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.

A portion of Kum & Go, Bosselman Travel Center and Pump & Pantry’s fuel pump upgrades 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.

E85 for Just $0.85 in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – Flex fuel vehicle drivers can take advantage of huge savings with E85 for just 85 cents at Pump & Pantry (4311 N 2nd Ave.) in Kearney from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Consumers will be limited to 30 gallons and no containers are allowed.

The fuel promotion is sponsored by Nebraska Ethanol Board, Nebraska Corn Board and Bosselman Enterprises. Sponsors will be on site greeting drivers, pumping fuel and providing giveaways and coupons. The promotion is being held in conjunction with the King of the Corn ethanol drag races at Kearney Raceway Park July 30 and the Buffalo County Fair.

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.

With a flex fuel vehicle, drivers can choose any ethanol blend up to E85 including E10, E15, E30 or E85. American Ethanol is a clean-burning, non-toxic, renewable source of octane. Using homegrown ethanol reduces the levels of harmful chemicals in our fuel — and in the air we breathe.

Nebraska Gasoline Blends Top 13 Billion Gallons of Ethanol

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — High octane, less expensive, locally produced, renewable – no matter the reason, Nebraska motor fuel sales show that drivers continue to choose ethanol-blended gasoline.

According to the Nebraska Department of Revenue Motor Fuels Division, in the last 37 years more than 13 billion gallons of ethanol have been sold in the Nebraska fuel market.

Ethanol has gained a steady market acceptance in Nebraska, starting in 1978 with just 1/10 of a percent of Nebraska gasoline blended with ethanol. In 2015, 85 percent of Nebraska gasoline contained ethanol, and currently about 90 percent of the nation’s fuel includes ethanol.

“Ethanol has been part of our fuel supply for almost 40 years,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “Given the choice, consumers purchase homegrown, renewable ethanol that is less expensive and burns cleaner.”

Nebraska has more than 80 fuel pumps around the state that dispense blends higher than E10 including E85 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline).

About one in seven Nebraskans are driving a flex fuel vehicle that can operate on any blend of ethanol and gasoline up to E85. In 2001, EPA approved E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) for use in light-duty cars, pickups and SUVs model 2001 and newer.

“More fuel retailers are starting to sell E15 and higher blends of ethanol in Nebraska and nationwide,” Sneller said. “Approximately 80 percent of cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today are approved to use E15, and with pollution mitigation efforts underway in large cities, we’ll continue to see more ethanol blended in our fuel.”

In 2015, the use of ethanol in gasoline reduced greenhouse gas emissions on our roads and highways by 41.2 million metric tons. That’s equivalent to removing 8.7 million cars from the road, according to the Renewable Fuels Association.

Nebraska is the nation’s second-largest producer of ethanol with 25 plants. According to a recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln study, the ethanol industry has a $5 billion annual economic impact on the state.

Big Savings on Biofuels This Thursday

Deep Discounts on E85 and Biodiesel to Celebrate Renewable Fuels Month

LINCOLN, NE — May is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska, and Nebraska’s corn and soybean farmers are giving consumers in the Lincoln area cause to celebrate.

Renewable biofuels will be offered at steep discount from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at Shoemaker’s South Travel Center at 1200 Saltillo Road.

E85, a blend of 85 percent American Ethanol and 15 percent ordinary unleaded gasoline, will be offered for just 85 cents per gallon, with a limit of 30 gallons per customer.  E85 is for use in flex fuel vehicles only.  About one in seven Nebraskans drives a flex fuel vehicle, which is indicated in the owner’s manual, by an insignia on the tailgate or trunk, or a yellow gas cap.

During the three-hour promotion, soy biodiesel will be available for a one dollar-per-gallon discount with a limit of 50 gallons per customer.  Soy biodiesel can be used in any diesel-powered vehicle with no modifications required.

Both American Ethanol and soy biodiesel are clean-burning, renewable fuels made from Nebraska commodities.   American Ethanol and soy biodiesel reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the amount of toxic particulate matter in vehicle exhaust, improving air quality and reducing threats to human health.

The biofuels pump promotion is being sponsored by Shoemaker’s, the Nebraska Ethanol Board and by Nebraska’s corn and soybean farmers and their checkoffs.

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Biofuel Education Videos Now Available

LINCOLN, Neb. – New biofuel videos available for education on both the economic and environmental benefits of using renewable biofuels.

The Nebraska Ethanol Board released white board-style biofuel videos starring gruff military man Colonel Korn and modern couple Andy & Sandy. The videos can be viewed on the Nebraska Ethanol Board YouTube Channel: http://ow.ly/TaCk4

“The educational messages embodied in the new videos are an excellent means of communicating the benefits of ethanol to students as well as older adults,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “They are brief, factual and quicColonel_Kern_Nebraska_Ethanol2kly convey the economic, environment and public health advantages associated with ethanol and other biofuels.”

Colonel Korn takes the audience on a journey through Nebraska’s $5 billion ethanol industry. He shares why American Ethanol is important to the state and the world, discussing exports and co-product use along the way.

Looking to be a good environmental steward, Andy relies on Sandy to explain the benefits of using biofuels to reduce harmful toxics in the air. Sandy shares the air quality benefits of fueling up with American Ethanol and biodiesel.

The new videos will be used throughout the state to inform consumers about the benefits of biofuels. The videos are available to share online, but DVDs also can be requested through the Nebraska Ethanol Board office.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaEthanolBoard/videos

Website: http://ethanol.nebraska.gov/wordpress/news-media/videos/

YouTube: http://ow.ly/TaCk4