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Renewable Fuels Month

Advocate for Biofuels

Why Are Renewable Fuels Important to Nebraska?

May is typically the kick-off to the summer driving season and has historically been a time Nebraska’s renewable fuels industries have come together to highlight the importance of clean-burning biofuel options. This includes ethanol made from field corn, and biodiesel made from soybeans. Both veggies are grown in Nebraska and contribute to our nation’s food and fuel supply. Ethanol and biodiesel are also significant economic drivers for ag producers across Nebraska, and their production provides thousands of jobs. 

Ethanol and biodiesel are also well-suited to combat air pollution. Ethanol blends can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 43% compared to regular gasoline, and biodiesel can reduce lifecycle emissions by 86% compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel.

How can you promote Renewable Fuels Month? 

Important Renewable Fuels Month Dates

  • May 1: Gov. Jim Pillen will declare May as Renewable Fuels Month 

  • May 6, 13, and 20: Tune into upcoming Renewable Fuels Month segments on Pure Nebraska, which airs on Lincoln’s Channel 10/11 live weekdays from 9-10 a.m.


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