Nebraska corn growers are on a mission to get more blender pumps installed in their state, especially in the larger cities.
Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board, gave an update at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference on what they are doing to help get more blender pumps out in the state. “The corn board feels blender pumps are really important, especially for the state of Nebraska, since we are the number two producer of ethanol,” she said, noting that they set aside $750,000 this year to help promote installation of pumps. There are nearly 20 in the state now and about 30 new pumps are expected to be installed within the next year.
One of their challenges is getting into the larger cities of Nebraska, like Omaha, where there are currently no blender pumps available. “With the new grant program of $40,000 max per location, that has gotten a lot more retailers interested,” said Clark.
Find out more about the program on the Nebraska Corn Board website.
Listen to an interview with Clark from ACE here: NE Corn Board's Kim Clark