Nebraska has the second largest ethanol nameplate capacity
and the third largest ethanol operating production in the country, based on the latest federal figures.
As of April 2009, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 12
percent of the nation's capacity of 12.4 billion gallons. Iowa has the
largest nameplate capacity (3.1 billion
gallons which is 25 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the
smallest nameplate capacity (1.5 million
gallons). Twenty-six states have ethanol facilities.
Nebraska's operating refineries are producing one billion gallons of ethanol, which is 10 percent of the nation's
capacity of 10.3 billion gallons. Iowa has the
largest operating production (2.9 billion gallons which is 28
percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the
smallest operating production (1.5 million gallons).
Twenty-six states have operating ethanol facilities. Idled
facilities are omitted in the total of each state's operating production.
The ethanol section of the state energy office's energy statistics has more information.