Nebraska’s ethanol production almost to pre-pandemic levels

The head of Renewable Fuels Nebraska says the state’s ethanol production has almost returned to pre pandemic levels.

Pam Miller tells Brownfield nearly every plant is back online after many were shut down this time a year ago. “Most plants are back up at full production, which is somewhere near 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol a year that we produce – the second largest producing state in the country,” Miller says. “It’s great to be back.  It’s great to be running these plants at full speed making a wonderful product.”

During COVID-19 shutdowns many ethanol plants helped produce hand sanitizer for businesses in Nebraska and across the country.

She says ethanol helps meet climate sustainability goals. “Ethanol is a very low carbon fuel, and we feel that in Nebraska we feel that already,” she says. “We want to see more ethanol used, higher blends used so that we continue to have greater benefits for the environment and the air we breathe”

May is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska.

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