The Nebraska Ethanol Board’s mission is to establish procedures and processes necessary to the manufacturing and marketing of ethanol fuel and its co-products. In doing so, we support jobs for more than 1,400 Nebraskans and directly enhance our state’s economy by $4.5 billion.
We are proud to serve 24 ethanol plants who have the capacity to produce more than 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol – making Nebraska the No. 2 ethanol-producing state in the country. Ethanol production increases demand for field corn grown for animal consumption, which helps Nebraska’s agriculture sector thrive.
Additionally, when consumers choose ethanol at the pump, they are helping the environment. Unlike pure gasoline, ethanol is non-toxic and cleaner burning. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, its use reduces greenhouse gases by 43%.
The Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of production for ethanol and co-products of greater than $4.04 billion, according to a new University of Nebraska–Lincoln study estimating the industry’s impact in 2018 and 2019. The overall economic impact of the Nebraska ethanol industry is over $4.5 billion. Read the full report here. Find other studies here.
Groundbreaking University Research Says E30 is Safe for Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently published “Redefining Renewable Fuels”; an in-depth demonstration of the long-term adaptability and feasibility of E30 consumption in non-flex fuel vehicles.
The E30 Demonstration has officially been peer reviewed and published in ScienceDirect. View it here.