Nebraska Ethanol Board Part of New Flex Fuel Campaign
(Nebraska Farmer) USDA grant intended to make drivers more aware of flex fuel vehicles and ethanol’s benefits involves Nebraska and five other states.
A grant awarded by USDA will be used to promote flex fuel vehicles, flex fuel pumps, and driver education about higher ethanol fuel blends. The grant was announced at a recent meeting of the Nebraska Ethanol Board.
The Nebraska Ethanol Industry Coalition, a non-profit educational organization, will be working with the national FlexFuel Vehicle Awareness Campaign to begin activities aimed at increasing ethanol use in order to meet the national renewable fuel standard, says Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board and chairman of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition.
Project partners include the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Clean Fuels Foundation, ICM, Poet Ethanol Products, Monsanto, Green Plains Renewable Energy, and Phibro Ethanol Performance Group.
While the FFV Awareness Campaign is an ongoing national effort, this project will concentrate on six states: Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Georgia and Florida.
Key elements of the project include working with state motor vehicle departments to inform drivers that they may already have a flex fuel vehicle and how FFV drivers can easily find fueling sites offering high-level ethanol blends, according to Sneller. The campaign will also provide an opportunity to educate all drivers on ethanol with respect to performance, emissions, and advantages it provides over gasoline and imported oil.
…Additional partners include the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Protec Fuel, Bosselman Energy Services and Lampert Consulting. READ MORE