Robert Byrnes is the owner of Nebraska Renewable Energy Systems, a privately owned company dedicated to bringing renewable energies to individuals and communities. He has been on the front lines of small wind turbine deployment and policy development within Nebraska.
In addition to raising beef, poultry and pork, Byrnes is an organic chemist by education and an industrial chemist by trade. He has now decided to focus on renewable opportunities across the state and has developed several small businesses in a rural community focused on bringing this opportunity to his home town. Roberts’ work resulted in the first and largest commercial biodiesel plant in eastern Nebraska. He also operates a small off grid farm in Lyons.