September 10, 2008

It's Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

renewable fuels monthWhile attending Husker Harvest Days today, Governor Dave Heineman came by the Ag Commodities building to sign a proclamation, declaring that September is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska.

Standing with Heineman in this photo is Nebraska Soybean Board chairman Gregg Fujan (left) and Nebraska Corn Board chairman Jon Holzfaster (right).

The proclamation is a reminder that corn ethanol and soy biodiesel help reduce this country’s dependence on foreign oil, are better for the environment, are produced locally and are an economic development success story – the biofuels industry has brought billions of dollars in new investments and hundreds of jobs to mostly rural communities.

Two new soy biodiesel facilities in the state combine with the 22 operating ethanol plants to make Nebraska a big player in the renewable fuels industry.

“Nebraska is the second-largest ethanol producing state in the country, and our soy biodiesel industry is growing,” Holzfaster said. “We’re leading the charge to reducing our dependence on foreign oil and growing a diversified fuel supply.”

For more details, check out this release.

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