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Nebraska Ethanol Board Sept. 12 Board Meeting to Host Bluestem Biosciences, Inc.

Bluestem Biosciences, Inc. will be the featured speaker for the upcoming Nebraska Ethanol Board meeting, Monday, Sept. 12 in Grand Island. Bluestem Biosciences, a renewable chemicals company headquartered in Omaha, is focused on the sustainable bio-production of chemicals through anaerobic fermentation with an identified path toward industrial scale. Its overall mission is to diversify and decarbonize the chemical industry. Bluestem recently completed its $5,000,000 pre-seed financing and the formation of its Strategic Advisory Board. 

“At Bluestem we are designing novel biology to transform agriculture and ethanol infrastructure,” said Billy Hagstrom, CEO and co-founder. “We believe anaerobic fermentation has numerous advantages, and the emergent tools of synthetic biology will allow us to execute on our vision to create chemical from organisms, not oil.”

The Nebraska Ethanol Board will meet in Grand Island at 10 a.m. at Bosselman Enterprises’ conference room at 1607 S. Locust Street. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of June 8, 2022, Board Meeting Minutes
  4. Public Opportunity for Questions, Comments or Concerns
  5. Bluestem Biosciences, Inc. presentation
  6. Husker Motorsports presentation
  7. Budget Report
  8. Fuel Retailer Update
  9. Nebraska Corn Board Update
  10. Renewable Fuels Nebraska Update
  11. Working Lunch
  12. Technical & Research Updates
  13. Marketing Programs
  14. Dues & Subscriptions
  15. Approval of Contracts
  16. Funding Requests
  17. State and Federal Legislation
  18. Ethanol Plant Reports
  19. Chair’s Report
  20. Administrator’s Report
  21. Travel Reports and Authorization
  22. Personnel
  23. Executive Session
  24. Next Meeting Date
  25. Adjourn

This agenda contains all items to come before the Board except those items of an emergency nature.

Nebraska Ethanol Board meetings are open to the public and also published on the public calendar.

The Nebraska Ethanol Board works to ensure strong public policy and consumer support for biofuels. Since 1971, the independent state agency has designed and managed programs to expand production, market access, worker safety and technology innovation, including recruitment of producers interested in developing conventional ethanol, as well as bio-products from the ethanol platform. For more information, visit