Nebraska retailers that offer higher blends of ethanol can now apply for tax credits and Governor Pete Ricketts says that’s just one way to increase demand.
He tells Brownfield the other way is educating consumers. “It’s going to save them money at the pump. It’s going to clean up the environment. It’s great for our farmers and ranchers,” he says. “I think it has to be a hand-in-hand partnership of not only service stations expanding access to it, but also making sure we’re educating Nebraskans why they’re going to benefit from using higher blends of ethanol.”
The Nebraska Legislature unanimously approved a bill in this year’s session that allocates money to retailers who add E15 blends or higher at their pumps.