Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity
in the country, based on the latest federal figures. As of December 2008, Nebraska has the capacity to produce
1,583.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 12 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.2 billion gallons. Iowa
has the largest production capacity (3,472.0 million gallons which is 26 percent of the nation's total), and
Louisiana has the
smallest production capacity (1.5 million gallons). Twenty-eight states have facilities
or plans to produce ethanol.
The ethanol section of the state energy office's energy statistics has more information.