Grant brings ethanol to more pumps

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Nebraskans will start to notice more pumps with an ethanol option.

Kwik Stop in North Platte offers options for ethanol fuel at the pump. (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

With corn prices plummeting, many gas stations are accepting a grant which would help bring ethanol to the mainstream and its stock back up.

The Nebraska Corn Board has been working with businesses like Kwik Stop to provide the alternative fuel and stimulate the industry.

Nebraska Corn Board Director Adam Grabenstein said working with Kwik Stop's Dan O'Neill has invigorated the movement.

"It's been a great partnership with him. He's been at the front to promote ethanol and bio-fuels," said Grabenstein.

Grabestein said using ethanol is a great way to help the environment and local farmers.

"If the concern is about the environment, then why not support local and support your local farmer and buy ethanol blended fuels? You know those dollars will stay local," said Grabenstein.

Many Kwik Stop locations already have ethanol pumps installed for people to use.