Gov. Ricketts proclaimed May, Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb.-- Governor Pete Ricketts has proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska.

He signed a proclamation Friday, May 28th, at a U-Stop convenience store. 

“Renewable fuels save drivers money at the pump, clean up the environment, and create great opportunities for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Nebraska is the second-leading producer of ethanol in the United States.  Our ethanol industry provides great-paying jobs for 1,400 Nebraskans.  Earlier this year, the State of Nebraska completed a study to demonstrate that E30 is safe and reliable to use in vehicles that are not flex fuels.  Promoting this research is one of the many ways we’re working to grow Nebraska by increasing the volume of ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply.”

Following the signing, the governor took part in a pump promotion to encourage Nebraskans to fill up their vehicles with ethanol fuel blends.

Ethanol blends at participating gas stations were sold at a discount during the month of May. 

The governor was joined by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the Nebraska Corn and Ethanol Boards, and Renewable Fuels Nebraska.