Fuel the Cure, founded by Bio Nebraska members Nebraska Ethanol Board, Nebraska Corn Board, and Renewable Fuels Nebraska, raised over $18,000 in October 2023 for breast cancer research.
Announcement from Nebraska Ethanol Board
For the past six years, Nebraska gas stations have united, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research as part of Fuel the Cure — a campaign that also educates others about healthier fuel options. Fuel retailers alone raised $18,733 this past year, and the six-year campaign total has grown to $64,572.
Annually, throughout October, drivers opting for higher blends of ethanol fuel like E15, E30 and E85 triggered a 3-cent donation for each gallon sold at participating stations. Ethanol, a natural octane booster derived from Nebraska field corn, plays a pivotal role in displacing harmful aromatics in gasoline linked to cancer, heart disease and respiratory issues. The campaign’s grand total comprises additional contributions from industry partners and participating Nebraska ethanol plants. This includes Siouxland Ethanol in Jackson and E Energy Adams in Adams who have donated to other cancer centers and organizations over the years as part of this campaign.