Report ranks Iowa 1st in ethanol production

Source: By Sarah Beckman, Iowa Public Radio • Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (WOI) – Iowa’s industrial sector is using more energy than any other sector in our economy, according to a new analysis done by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency.

The agency looked at energy data from 2016. Here are a few highlights:

–Iowa ranks 24th in total energy production

–Iowa ranks 1st in Ethanol production, 2nd in Biodiesel, and 3rd in Wind

–Iowa’s energy consumption estimates for 2016 are spent the most on natural gas. The second is coal.

–Iowa ranks 5th in energy consumption per capita

A link to the full report can be found here.