Nixon Governs Ethanol

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will serve as the 2016 chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition.

The 33-state bipartisan organization was founded more than 20 years ago to increase the use of ethanol based fuels, decrease the nation’s dependence on imported energy resources, improve the environment and stimulate the national economy. Missouri ranks 10th nationally in ethanol capacity, with a total of six majority farmer-owned ethanol plants that produce approximately 300 million gallons of ethanol each year. In 2011, according to a report by the Commercial Agriculture Program at the University of Missouri, the state’s ethanol industry generated $1.1 billion in economic output and sustained over 1500 jobs .