Corn Board: Biofuels create jobs, demand for Nebraska crops

(NTV News)

Nebraska is celebrating its place as one of the top states for biofuels.

According to the Nebraska Corn Board, 90-percent of all fuel in Nebraska is blended with locally-produced ethanol.

More than 1,300 people in rural Nebraska were directly employed by the industry with an average salary of more than $50,000.

"Fantastic industry that's really rooted in rural Nebraska and that provides opportunities for jobs, tax base, but we also talk about the greenness, renewable factor of biofuels," said Kelly Brunkhorst of the Nebraska Corn Board.

Diesel made from soybeans is another important biofuel for Nebraska.

Bio-diesel adds 74 cents per bushel of soybeans.

This coming Friday, the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island will unveil the largest biofuels plaza in the state.

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