Over 127 million gallons of ethanol was produced in the state of Nebraska in September; a record high for the state and an increase of 8.6% since 2008.
According to a press release issued by the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Todd Sneller, administrator of the group said the increase in ethanol production proves ethanol’s long-term economic viability. “Ethanol plants have increased production levels and several idle plants have commenced operation under new ownership,” said Sneller. “The continued economic impact of ethanol production helps diversify and sustain Nebraska’s economy.”
Nebraska ranks second in ethanol production throughout the U.S. The state uses ethanol in nearly 70 percent of its motor fuel in the state and they generate millions of dollars in by exporting the domestically grown product.
“Nebraska’s ethanol plants continue to generate a variety of important economic benefits. The production of feed, food and fuel from corn helps to stimulate the agricultural sector in Nebraska while creating more than 1,000 jobs for Nebraskans and lowering the cost of gas. Ethanol benefits all Nebraskans, and it’s here to stay,” Sneller said.