Iowa Ethanol Production Hits Record In 2023

Abundant Growing Corn plants in a cornfield.

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(Undated) -- Iowa ethanol production last year set a record. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says ethanol plants in this state produced 4.6 (B) billion gallons last year, up from 4.5 (B) billion in 2022. Iowa leads the nation in ethanol production at about 30-percent of the nation's 15.5 (B) billion gallons.

"Given relatively stable ethanol demand over the last few years, it was a pleasant surprise to crunch the numbers and find Iowa ethanol producers again increased production,” stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw. “It is a testament to the innovation and efficiency of both Iowa corn growers and ethanol producers. Looking forward, in order to provide opportunities for further growth in the short term we need to see year-round E15 finalized quickly. But we also have the opportunity to unlock a new market, sustainable aviation fuel, that can drive massive biofuels growth for the next three decades.”

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