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Ethanol Fuels Student Creativity

October 15, 2014

Students across Nebraska are heading outdoors with video cameras in hand for a chance to win $1,000 during Nebraska Ethanol Board’s Field to Fuel video contest.

The inaugural contest, which is open to high school students, focuses on informing the public about renewable biofuels. Students are challenged to research, film and edit a two-minute video for a chance to win $1,000, $600 or $400. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three videos, which also will be featured at the Ethanol 2015: Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha during mid-April.

“We hope to get youth interested in renewable fuels while having fun,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “The contest is a creative, interactive way for students to learn more about ethanol production and benefits.”

According to Sneller, domestically produced ethanol fuel is a low-cost alternative to gasoline. As the most effective alternative to gasoline, ethanol accounts for more than 10 percent by volume of U.S. motor fuel consumption.

“These students are just starting to make choices about the fuel they use,” Sneller said. “We hope to stimulate their interests, while they help us inform the public at the same time.”

The contest is open to students currently attending a Nebraska high school (grades 9-12 in a public, private or home school setting). Immediate family members of contest sponsors are not eligible to compete. Eligible videos must be received and/or postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2015.

For more information about the Field to Fuel video contest and a full list of rules, visit

Established in 1971, the Ethanol Board assists ethanol producers with programs and strategies for marketing ethanol and related co-products. The Board supports organizations and policies that advocate the increased use of ethanol fuels – and administers public information, education and ethanol research projects. The Board also assists companies and organizations in the development of ethanol production facilities in Nebraska. For more information, please visit

Field to Fuel Video Contest Information