California company brings ideas to boost local Nebraska farm economy
Boosting the local farm economy, that’s what one California company is hoping to do as they're bringing an idea to area farmers.
"There's an opportunity in Nebraska to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and capture the benefits of those on the green house," Said Jamie Rhodes, President of Trestle Energy.
Trestle energy hoping to develop low carbon fuel supplies for California, Oregon and even British Columbia - using supplies from right here in the cornhusker state.
"What we at Trestle energy are focusing on is reducing emissions from agriculture by producing a co-product of fuel pellets from corn stocks where the corn is used for ethanol and corn stocks can be used a fuel pallet as a substitute for coal at local power plants,” Rhodes said.
Mike Thede, a Central Nebraska farmer said with farm incomes down, many farmers are looking for ways to bring in extra cash
"A lot of people already have the equipment already ready on their farm to do what is needed to do this," Thede said.
On Tuesday, dozens of area farmers attended an informational session in St. Paul to get a better look at this new idea.