Iowa remains the country’s number-one ethanol producer.
The state’s 43 ethanol plants hit a production record in 2018, surpassing the 2017 record.
Cassidy Walter, spokeswoman for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, says while a new record was set, it’s still under the state’s overall capacity.
OC……”a lot more” :17
Walter says a number of Iowa ethanol plants expanded in recent months based on high expectations for the Renewable Fuel Standard, or R-F-S, along with expanded international trade.
OC…………”off to us” ;17
Despite those difficulties in trading with China, Walter says other nations are buying many millions of gallons of the corn-based fuel from Iowa.
OC…….”around the globe” :11
Iowa’s ethanol plants produce about 27-percent of all ethanol made in the U-S.