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Nebraska

POPULATION (2015): 1,896,190

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 1,891,179

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 885 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 990

Maximum E85 use:170 Million GPY
FFVs in use:292,671
E85 stations:81
Flex Station implied demand:+72
Maximum E15 use:710 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:1,512,943
E15 Station implied demand:+792

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

Every retailer in the state sells 9.0 psi RVP gasoline from June 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Weights and Measures Office, 402-471-2341

State incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Loans
The Nebraska Energy Office administers the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program which makes low-cost loans available for a variety of alternative fuel projects, including the replacement of conventional vehicles with AFVs; the purchase of new AFVs; the conversion of conventional vehicles to operate on alternative fuels; and the construction or purchase of fueling stations or equipment. The maximum loan amount is $750,000 per borrower, and the interest rate is 5% or less. For more information, see the Dollar and Energy Saving Loans website.

Ethanol and Biodiesel Tax Exemption
Motor fuels sold to an ethanol or biodiesel production facility and motor fuels manufactured at and sold from an ethanol or biodiesel facility are exempt from certain motor fuel tax laws the Motor Fuels Division of the Nebraska Department of Revenue enforces. (Nebraska Revised Statutes 66-489 and 66-496)

Alternative Fuel Use
All state employees operating flexible fuel or diesel vehicles as part of the state fleet must use E85 or biodiesel blends whenever reasonably available. Additionally, the Nebraska Transportation Services Bureau and Nebraska Department of Roads must take steps to increase access to E85 and blends of 2% biodiesel (B2) for state vehicle operators. (Executive Order 05-03, 2005)

Federal incentives

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
(Originally expired 12/31/13 - retroactively extended through 12/31/16, by H.R. 2029) Fueling equipment for E85 installed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Station owners with multiple locations can use the credit towards each site. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911.

Ethanol plant direct E85/ethanol sales

Current ACE members that offer E85/direct ethanol sales in this state include:

KAAPA Ethanol, LLC (Minden)
Todd Kruggel – RPMG,
Email: toddk@rpmgllc.com; Phone: 952-465-3227
Patrick Griffin Boyle - RPMG,
Email: pboyle@rpmgllc.com; Phone: 952-465-3234

Siouxland Ethanol (Jackson)
Nick Bowdish; Phone: 402-632-2676

Husker Ag Processing LLC (Plainview)
Doug Macmillan; Phone: 713-298-6663

Click here for a complete list of domestic ethanol producers and sales contacts for E85/direct ethanol sales

E15/Flex Fuel Profit Estimate
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Nebraska
AVG STATION (74,500 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 13,800 $2,300
New Customers/Mo:+1,528 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,500
RINs not applied to reduce price:$660
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $7,460
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:32,600$5,400
New Customers/Mo:+3,624 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$10,600
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,900
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $17,900

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