March 1, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) congratulated the farmer-owners of Iowa Ethanol, LLC for beginning production at its ethanol plant near Hanlontown, Iowa. Their 45 million gallon per year (mgy) plant is the 73rd ethanol plant operating in the United States. Iowa Ethanol, LLC will process over 16 million bushels of corn into 45 million gallons of ethanol and 135,000 tons of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) annually. The plant will create 40 jobs. Currently, 73 ethanol plants nationwide have the capacity to produce over 3.1 billion gallons annually. There are 14 ethanol plants under construction. Bob Dinneen, RFA president said Iowa Ethanol’s timing couldn’t be better considering new coastal markets and high crude oil prices have combined to push ethanol demand to an all time high.