Iowa Biofuels Industry at a Glance

  •  42 Ethanol Refineries
    • 4.5 billion gallons of annual production capacity, including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity.
    • Over 1 billion bushels of corn demand.
  • 11 Biodiesel Refineries
    • 410 million gallons of annual production capacity.
  • 320 E85 Stations Across Iowa
    • Over 100 of these stations have blender pumps, offering E85 and mid-level ethanol blends

Impact of Biofuels on Iowa’s Economy

Based on its size and scope, in 2021 the renewable fuels industry had the following impacts on Iowa’s economy:

  • Accounted for over $5 billion of Iowa GDP;
  • Generated $2.6 billion of income for Iowa households; and
  • Supported nearly 46,000 jobs through the entire Iowa economy.

Ethanol Production

YearIowa Production (millions of gallons)U.S. Production (millions of gallons)
20203,70113,926
20194,23115,800
20184,35016,100
20174,20015,800
20164,10015,410
20154,00014,700
20143,90014,313
20133,70013,293
20123,70013,218
20113,70013,929
20103,50013,298
20093,20010,938
20082,7509,309
20071,9006,521
20061,5004,884
20051,1003,904
20048593,404
20035982,810
20024402,140
20014401,765
20004401,622
19994401,465
19984241,405
19974241,288
19964241,088
19954241,358
19944241,289
19933751,154
1992300985
1991237.5866
1990212.5848
1989212.5843
1988175831
1987175819
1986125712
198567.5617
198467.5510
198352.5415
198242.5350
198135215
198025175

 

Iowa Ethanol Usage

YearE10 Market ShareE15 Market ShareE85 and Mid Level Blends Market ShareTotal Ethanol Market Share
202079.4%1,064 mg4.5%60.6 mg1.2%16.0 mg85.1%
201982.1%1,284 mg3.1%49.0 mg1.3%20.1 mg86.5%
201883.4%1,300 mg2.3%35.5 mg1.4%21.2 mg87.0%
201784.1%1,315 mg1.8%27.7 mg1.4%21.7 mg87.2%
201684.9%1,349 mg0.3%5.5 mg1.0%16.5 mg86.3%
201584.5%1,319 mg0.4%6.2 mg1.0%15.7 mg85.9%

 

Biodiesel Production

YearIowa Production (millions of gallons)U.S. Production (millions of gallons)
20203511,790
20193421,725
20183651,857
20172861,596
20162971,566
20152422,090
20142271,750
20132301,800
20121841,100
20111691,100
201048315
200985545
2008112700
200775450
200660250
20052011

Iowa Biodiesel Usage

Year  Biodiesel Blended Gallons

(millions of gallons)

  Average Blend Level

(of blended gallons)

  Percentage of Total Diesel Sales

 

2020493.713.5%60.7%
2019495.113.3%59.1%
2018458.912.6%55.5%
2017425.513.4%51.4%
2016379.812.1%45.1%
2015342.011.0%41.3%
2014354.89.4%48.9%
2013347.88.3%49.2%
2012285.88.1%42.5%
2011246.05.7%33.7%
2010239.83.1%32.4%
2009205.23.6%31.9%