Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of November 2006, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,211.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 9 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (2,481.5 million gallons which is 28 percent of the nation's total), and Wyoming has the smallest production capacity (5 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 November 2006)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 2,481.5
2 Nebraska 1,211.5
3 Illinois 1,075.0
4 South Dakota 900.0
5 Minnesota 614.6
6 Indiana 552.0
7 Wisconsin 360.0
8 Texas 270.0
9 Kansas 267.5
10 North Dakota 233.5
11 Michigan 207.0
12 Ohio 163.0
13 Missouri 155.0
14 Colorado 125.0
15 New York 114.0
16 Oregon 108.0
17 Tennessee 105.0
18 California 68.0
19 Arizona 55.0
20 Georgia 38.4
21 Kentucky 35.4
22 New Mexico 30.0
23 Wyoming 5.0
  United States Total 8,963.4

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

This table was updated on December 5, 2006.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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