Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the third largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of December 2005, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 771.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 13 percent of the nation's capacity of 5.9 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (1,699.5 million gallons which is 29 percent of the nation's total), and Georgia has the smallest production capacity (0.4 million gallons).

The ethanol section of the state energy office's energy statistics has more information.

See the archive for reports from prior months.


Ethanol Production Capacity Ranked by State
(Largest to Smallest Production Capacity as of December 2005)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 1,699.5
2 Illinois 881.0
3 Nebraska 771.5
4 South Dakota 603.0
5 Minnesota 593.6
6 Wisconsin 228.0
7 Kansas 212.5
8 Michigan 207.0
9 Indiana 182.0
10 Missouri 155.0
11 Colorado 85.0
12 North Dakota 83.5
13 Tennessee 67.0
14 Kentucky 35.4
15 California 33.0
16 New Mexico 30.0
17 Texas 30.0
18 Wyoming 5.0
19 Ohio 3.0
20 Georgia 0.4
  United States Total 5,905.4

Sources:  Renewable Fuels Association, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on December 2, 2005.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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