Water Issues Special Topic at Ethanol Board Meeting

January 22, 2008

Two guest speakers will make featured presentations about ground water levels and water usage at the Nebraska Ethanol Board meeting on Friday, Jan. 25. The presentations will address issues raised in recent national reports regarding water resource management as Nebraska and the nation increase biofuels production.

The guest speakers include Greg Krissek of ICM and Mark Burbach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Krissek is director of governmental affairs at ICM and chair of the board of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition. Krissek will speak about water usage in ethanol production as compared to other uses of water.

Burbach is an environmental scientist at the School of Natural Resources at UN-L and studies groundwater quality and quantity. Burbach will present on groundwater levels in Nebraska and review the most recent results of water surveys in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Ethanol Board will meet on January 25, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn at 141 9th St. in Lincoln. Special presentations will begin at about 10 a.m.