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 September 2012, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 2.0 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 14.7 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 1.9 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.8 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. A reduction in production is not reported.
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||14,712.4|
|United States Total||13,818.9|
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.
The United States' totals are the Renewable Fuels Association's totals for the United States. Adding states' capacity or production produces totals that may not equal the Renewable Fuels Association's total for the United States. This is due to the following process: When companies only report their totals, individual plant capacity, production, and construction are researched and estimated.
This table was updated on October 17, 2012. Typically, there is one month between updates.