Nebraska has a long history of providing incentives for ethanol development — and the success of these programs is evident in the dramatic growth of the industry across the state. Summer E15 sales in the U.S. increased 46% on a per-store basis in 2019 from summer sales the year before. Since May 2019, 40 terminals have added the blend to their offerings, as have 400 retail locations nationwide. (Source: Ethanol Producer Magazine)
The current incentive programs are focused on expanding the sale of ethanol fuels by helping fund retailer infrastructure that offers consumers the choice of higher ethanol fuel options, including E15 and E85.
Fuel retailers are challenged with providing fuel choices to consumers growing more concerned about the environment and public health. When retailers provide ethanol-blended fuel they are meeting this need, saving drivers money, and supporting our economy.
Nebraska Corn Board has funds available for Nebraska fuel retailers to upgrade their fueling infrastructure to dispense higher ethanol blends. For more information, contact Jeff Wilkerson, Director of Market Development, Nebraska Corn Board, at 402-471-3112 or email.