Iowa Biodiesel Board

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Iowa Biodiesel at-a-Glance

  • There are 11 biodiesel plants throughout the state of Iowa.
  • Iowa leads the nation in biodiesel production, with the state producing an estimated 345 million gallons in 2019.
  • An ABF Economics study of biodiesel production levels shows Iowa biodiesel supported about 3,875 full-time equivalent jobs in the state in 2019.
  • The same study shows the Iowa biodiesel industry adds $489 million of GDP annually.  
  • Economic research shows soybean, corn, livestock and hog farmers all benefit from biodiesel production.
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