Investment from Nebraska Corn Board helps to grow California’s E85 market

The Nebraska Corn Board, a member of Bio Nebraska, in partnership with the Kansas Corn Commission and the Missouri Corn Growers Association, has invested more than $1 million to help retailers in California supply E85.
Article by Kellan Heavican, Brownfield Ag News

California is the country’s largest domestic market for E85 fuel and the state’s largest ethanol distributor says that’s good news for farmers.

Jeff Wilkerson with Pearson Fuels says retailers in California are buying ethanol at a record pace to meet the state’s low carbon fuel standard. “Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas – these are big states selling ethanol into California and it will continue. That’s where ethanol is produced and that’s where the supply is at. There’s a direct tie back to corn farmers who are taking their corn directly to ethanol plants.”