Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of February 2006, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,048.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 16 percent of the nation's capacity of 6.5 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (1,809.5 million gallons which is 28 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 February 2006)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 1,809.5
2 Nebraska 1,048.5
3 Illinois 881.0
4 South Dakota 603.0
5 Minnesota 593.6
6 Indiana 282.0
7 Wisconsin 228.0
8 Kansas 212.5
9 Michigan 207.0
10 Missouri 155.0
11 Colorado 85.0
12 North Dakota 83.5
13 California 68.0
14 Tennessee 67.0
15 Arizona 55.0
16 Kentucky 35.4
17 New Mexico 30.0
18 Texas 30.0
19 Wyoming 5.0
20 Ohio 3.0
21 Georgia 0.4
  United States Total 6,482.4

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

This table was updated on February 21, 2006.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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