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Governor Jim Pillen has once again demonstrated his commitment to sustainable energy by designating the month of May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska. This proclamation, made during a ceremony at the State Capitol today, underscores the pivotal role that renewable fuels play in the state's economy, environment and energy security.


Renewable fuels are locally produced, reducing the need for imported energy while keeping investment in Nebraska. They also provide farmers an extra income source by adding value to their crops and aiding rural economic growth. The benefits extend from there, as according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ethanol blends reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared to regular gasoline while biodiesel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70% on average compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel.


“Renewable fuels like ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel represent the best of our state,” said Tony Leiding, President of Trenton Agri Products and Renewable Fuels Nebraska. “Nebraskans are finding new and exciting ways to meet demand while reducing the impact on the environment with products grown right here at home.”


By designating May as Renewable Fuels Month, Governor Pillen underscores Nebraska's commitment to renewable fuels and its ongoing efforts to promote a more sustainable future for generations to come. At today’s proclamation ceremony, the governor was joined by representatives from Renewable Fuels Nebraska, the Nebraska Soybean, Corn and Ethanol Boards alongside their respective grower associations.


These groups invite you to celebrate Renewable Fuels Month by choosing renewable fuels at the pump. Find ethanol retail locations at fueledbynebraska.com and biodiesel locations at biodieselNE.com.


About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

The governor was joined by representatives from Renewable Fuels Nebraska, the Nebraska Soybean, Corn and Ethanol Boards along with their respective grower associations. Pictured left to right: Reid Wagner, Scott McPheeters, Jan tenBensel (Nebraska Ethanol Board), Tony Leiding (Trenton Agri Products/Renewable Fuels Nebraska), Governor Jim Pillen, Jill Parrent (Nebraska Corn Board), Traci Menke, Dawn Caldwell (Renewable Fuels Nebraska), Lori Lubbe (Nebraska Soybean Association), and Wesley Wach (Nebraska Soybean Board).

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