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Nebraska's ethanol industry

Nebraska’s first ethanol biorefinery opened in Hastings in 1985. Today, there are 24 biorefineries statewide that play a crucial role in the state's economy and the renewable energy sector. Collectively, Nebraska's ethanol producers are capable of producing 2.3 billion gallons of ethanol, 9.5 million tons of distillers grains, and 335 thousand tons of corn oil annually. Nebraska is ranked No. 2 in ethanol production volume nationally and brings an annual positive economic impact of more than $4.5 billion to the state. Ethanol production in Nebraska generates employment opportunities, particularly in rural areas where many ethanol plants are located.

Ethanol blended fuels, such as E10 (10% ethanol) and E85 (85% ethanol), are now widely available at fuel retailers throughout Nebraska. These blends provide consumers with environmentally-friendly, more affordable fuel options and support local agriculture.


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