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Nebraska Corn Board to host retailer meeting on ethanol blender pumps, E15 and more

LINCOLN, NEB — The Nebraska Corn Board will host a meeting for ethanol infrastructure stakeholders in Lincoln at the Country Inn and Suites and in Grand Island at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on January 30. Ethanol producers, fuel retailers, petroleum marketers, ethanol industry personnel, agriculture commodity groups, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

Robert White, director of market development from the Renewable Fuel Association, will be the presenter. He will give an overview of the steps necessary to offer E15, which is approved for 2001 and newer vehicles, equipment options, considerations and configurations, and blender pumps 101. In addition, the federal infrastructure tax credit and other incentives to assist with installing blender pumps will be discussed.

“There is a lot of misinformation about blender pumps and E15 such as requirements for ethanol plants and fuel retailers that is coming from various sources. This meeting is necessary to get the right information to the right people,” said White. “We want to see more blender pumps and more E15 available in Nebraska.”

David Merrell, District 7 director on the Nebraska Corn Board, said, “Over 70% of the vehicles on the road can use E15 but the ethanol infrastructure isn’t available right now. The Nebraska Corn Board is pleased to take a leading role in ethanol infrastructure and E15 development.”

This stakeholder’s meeting is sponsored by the Blend Your Own (BYO) ethanol campaign. BYO is a campaign funded by 12 corn producing states including Nebraska, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol to promote ethanol and install blender pumps across the country.

For more information about this meeting or to reserve your seat, contact Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board at kim.clark@nebraska.gov or phone, 402-471-2676.

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