Gov Ricketts Proclaims June As Renewable Fuels Month

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Governor Pete Ricketts has officially designated June as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska. Ricketts says ethanol saves drivers money at the pump, cleans up the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and it creates opportunities for Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers.

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter joined the governor and talked about the University’s partnership with ethanol production, marketing and commodities company.Green Plains to manufacture hand sanitizers for local businesses, schools, and non-profits in Nebraska communities.

Green Plains President and CEO Todd Becker also spoke about providing industrial ethanol from its plant in York for the hand sanitizer project while Nebraska Soybean Board Executive Director Scott Ritzman highlighted the economic importance of biodiesels, and the use of soybean oils in them.