Norm Olson
Project Manager

Project manager for the Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) Facility.

  • developed concept & implementation o Energy Center’s research facilities: ERS & BECON
  • manages activities at BECON
  • coordinates Energy Center’s biomass to chemicals & energy portfolio
  • registered professional engineer

Is there a database of ethanol production across Iowa facilities by year?

Ethanol Production Facts:

Iowa has 43 ethanol plants in operation, producing approximately 3.7 billion gallons per year.

Iowa alone accounted for over 28 percent of the entire U.S. ethanol production.

Annual  ethanol production increased by 760 percent from 2000 to 2014, from 440  million gallons in 2000 to 3.8 billion gallons today.

Historical U.S. data can be found in the document Pocket Guide to Ethanol in 2014 by the Renewable Fuels Association.