In Iowa, Homeland Energy Solutions ethanol production facility near Lawler, Iowa, produced its one billionth gallon of ethanol.
One billion gallons of ethanol equals 34,722 loads of rail tanker cars. In reaching the one billionth milestone, Homeland Energy Solutions has purchased more than 340 million bushels of corn, which equals approximately $1.7 billion dollars. The facility also has produced more than 162 million pounds of corn oil and 2.6 million tons of distillers grains since it began production.
“While we were not the first plant to reach one billion gallons, we reached this milestone as quickly as any other plant in the country,” said Kevin Howes, Homeland Energy Solutions Plant Manager. “This would not have been possible without a very proactive Board of Directors and an outstanding group of employees. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of and lead one of the best teams in the industry. I am looking forward to producing the next billion gallons.”