Ethanol has a number of beneficial impacts on Nebraska and the nation.
- Cleaner Air
The use of ethanol in transportation fuel reduces toxic emissions in engine exhaust and reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well. Some experts estimate ethanol lowers lifecycle greenhouse gases anywhere from 17 to 65 percent.
- Reduced Dependence on Foreign Oil
Ethanol is made from renewable resources we grow right here at home, thus reducing our dangerous dependence on imported oil.
- Increased Value for Agriculture
Ethanol production adds value to grain grown by American farmers, helping reduce federal subsidy payments and adding economic activity in rural areas of the country. High-value livestock feed is a co-product of ethanol production and has fast become a feed of choice for cattle producers in Nebraska.
- Higher Octane
Ethanol adds two to three points of octane to ordinary unleaded gasoline, helping improve engine performance. Ethanol helps prevent the build-up of power-robbing deposits in fuel injection systems and keeps important engine components cleaner.
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