Statistics

Iowa Industry Statistics: At a Glance

  •  43 Ethanol Refineries
    • 4 billion gallons of annual production capacity, including 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity.
    • Over 1 billion bushels of corn demand.
  • 12 Biodiesel Refineries
    • Nearly 315 million gallons of annual production capacity.
  • More than 260 fueling stations offer biodiesel blends in Iowa
  • More than 209 E85 Stations Across Iowa
    • Nearly 100 of these stations have blender pumps, offering E85 and mid-level ethanol blends
  • 69 Registered E15 Stations

Ethanol Production

Year Iowa Production

(millions of gallons)

U.S. Production

(millions of gallons)

2015 4,000 14,700
2014 3,900 14,313
2013 3,700 13,293
2012 3,700 13,218
2011 3,700 13,929
2010 3,500 13,298
2009 3,200 10,938
2008 2,750 9,309
2007 1,900 6,521
2006 1,500 4,884
2005 1,100 3,904
2004 859 3,404
2003 598 2,810
2002 440 2,140
2001 440 1,765
2000 440 1,622
1999 440 1,465
1998 424 1,405
1997 424 1,288
1996 424 1,088
1995 424 1,358
1994 424 1,289
1993 375 1,154
1992 300 985
1991 237.5 866
1990 212.5 848
1989 212.5 843
1988 175 831
1987 175 819
1986 125 712
1985 67.5 617
1984 67.5 510
1983 52.5 415
1982 42.5 350
1981 35 215
1980 25 175

Historic Corn Prices and Production Costs

Iowa Ethanol Usage

Year   E10 Market Share   E15/ Mid-Level Blend Sales   E85 Sales
2015 85.9% 8.7 mg 13.1 mg
2014 84.7% 3.9 mg 12.1 mg
2013 81.2% 2.9 mg 11.1 mg
2012 80.9% 2.1 mg 9.0 mg
2011 82.0% 0.1 mg 10.7 mg
2010 81.9% N/A 10.0 mg
2009 81.5% N/A 5.9 mg

Biodiesel Production

Year Iowa Production

(millions of gallons)

U.S. Production

(millions of gallons)

2015 242 2,090
2014 227 1,750
2013 230 1,800
2012 184 1,100
2011 169 1,100
2010 48 315
2009 85 545
2008 112 700
2007 75 450
2006 60 250
2005 20 11

Iowa Biodiesel Usage

Year   Biodiesel Blended Gallons   Average Blend Level   Percentage of Total Diesel Sales
2015 342.0 10.9% 41.3%
2014 354.7 9.4% 48.9%
2013 347.8 8.3% 49.2%
2012 285.8 8.1% 42.5%
2011 246.0 5.7% 33.7%
2010 239.8 3.1% 32.4%
2009 205.2 3.6% 31.9%