Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of March 2007, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,345.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 11.2 percent of the nation's capacity of 12 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (3,286.5 million gallons which is 27.3 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 March 2007)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,286.5
2 Nebraska 1,345.5
3 Illinois 1,212.0
4 Minnesota 932.1
5 South Dakota 910.0
6 Indiana 653.0
7 Kansas 507.5
8 Wisconsin 502.0
9 Ohio 387.0
10 Texas 370.0
11 Michigan 262.0
12 North Dakota 233.5
13 Tennessee 205.0
14 New York 164.0
15 Missouri 155.0
16 Oregon 143.0
17 Colorado 125.0
18 Georgia 100.4
19 California 68.0
20 Arizona 55.0
21 Washington 55.0
22 Idaho 50.0
23 Kentucky 35.4
24 New Mexico 30.0
25 Wyoming 5.0
  United States Total 12,028.3

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

This table was updated on April 4, 2007.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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