Nebraska has the second largest ethanol nameplate capacity and the second largest ethanol operating production in the country, based on the latest federal figures.
As of March 2012, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 1.98 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 13 percent of the nation's capacity of 14.8 billion gallons. Iowa has the largest nameplate capacity (3.6 billion gallons which is 24 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest nameplate capacity (1.5 million gallons). Twenty–eight states have ethanol facilities.
Nebraska's operating refineries are producing 1.96 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.9 billion gallons. Iowa has the largest operating production (3.6 billion gallons which is 26 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest operating production (1.5 million gallons). Twenty–seven 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.
See the archive for reports from prior months. Starting with the June 2010 report, states are ranked so that equivalent gallons are ranked at the same level.
|United States Total||14,759.9|
|United States Total||13,894.4|
Sources: Renewable Fuels Association, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.
Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.
This table was updated on April 9, 2012. Typically, there is one month between updates.