class="post-template-default single single-post postid-313652 single-format-standard group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.7 vc_responsive"
Ricketts touts economic benefits of ethanol during Renewable Fuels Month | Rural Radio Network

Ricketts touts economic benefits of ethanol during Renewable Fuels Month

Ricketts touts economic benefits of ethanol during Renewable Fuels Month

May is Renewable Fuels month in Nebraska highlighting the benefits of renewable fuels, ethanol in particular.

Governor Pete Ricketts told KNEB News the industry has been a strong economic driver in the state.

 

Ricketts said, “We are the second largest ethanol producing state in the country. We’ve got 25 plants that directly employ over 1,300 people. And those are good paying jobs in smaller communities that sometimes struggle with that. ”

Ricketts noted the industry also helps support our farmers and ranchers with about 40% of Nebraska’s corn crop going to ethanol.

Ricketts told KNEB News he will continue to push back on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard, and says he expressed his concerns recently with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Ricketts believes the Administration is trying to strike a balance  balance between petroleum and ethanol and emphasizes the importance of ethanol, especially promotion of E-15, in gaining  higher corn prices.

© 2018 Nebraska Rural Radio Association. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information
Share:
Comments