Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of December 2006, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,255.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 12 percent of the nation's capacity of 10.8 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (3,236.5 million gallons which is 30 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 2006)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,236.5
2 Nebraska 1,255.5
3 Illinois 1,075.0
4 South Dakota 910.0
5 Minnesota 782.1
6 Indiana 653.0
7 Kansas 377.5
8 Wisconsin 360.0
9 Ohio 273.0
10 Texas 270.0
11 North Dakota 233.5
12 Michigan 207.0
13 Missouri 155.0
14 Oregon 143.0
15 Colorado 125.0
16 New York 114.0
17 Tennessee 105.0
18 California 68.0
19 Arizona 55.0
20 Washington 55.0
21 Kentucky 35.4
22 New Mexico 30.0
23 Wyoming 5.0
24 Georgia 0.4
  United States Total 10,763.9

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

This table was updated on January 26, 2007.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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