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In 2018, Iowa produced 4.21 billion gallons of fuel ethanol or 26% of the 16 billion gallons produced in the United States. Fuel ethanol is used as an oxygenate in gasoline and to produce E-85 fuel. Other Midwestern states that produced more than one billion gallons were Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and South Dakota. In all, twenty-five states produced fuel ethanol in 2018.

U.S. Ethanol Fuel Production by State in 2018

Note: Includes denaturant.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data System (SEDS): 1960-2018, June 2020.

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