Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of December 2007, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,721.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 13 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.5 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (3,439.0 million gallons which is 25.5 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest production capacity (1.5 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 December 2007)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,439.0
2 Nebraska 1,721.5
3 Illinois 1,172.0
4 Minnesota 1,102.1
5 South Dakota 885.0
6 Indiana 848.0
7 Ohio 529.0
8 Kansas 507.5
9 Wisconsin 498.0
10 Texas 355.0
11 North Dakota 333.0
12 Michigan 264.0
13 California 218.0
14 Tennessee 205.0
15 Missouri 186.0
16 New York 164.0
17 Oregon 143.0
18 Colorado 125.0
19 Georgia 100.4
20 Idaho 74.0
21 Arizona 55.0
22 Washington 55.0
23 Kentucky 35.4
24 New Mexico 30.0
25 Wyoming 5.0
26 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 13,472.3

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

This table was updated on March 18, 2008.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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