May 17, 2010

Podcast: Environmental consequences of oil a reminder of benefits of renewable fuel

In this podcast, Randy Uhrmacher, a farmer from Juniata and a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, references the ongoing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

While we need the oil from these domestic operations, he said, the negative environmental consequences are a tremendous reminder of the benefits of renewable fuels. Renewable fuels like ethanol are clean and have a positive impact on the environment.

He said corn-based ethanol is central to our efforts to achieve this and that ethanol provides a solid foundation and is making a growing contribution toward achieving the goals of less dependence on foreign oil and providing safer and cleaner energy sources for future generations.

Even though everyone recognizes the need to expand the use of ethanol and other biofuels, roadblocks are in the way, Uhrmacher said -- although there are opportunities before Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency right now that will help.

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