Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of March 2008, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,765.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 13 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.6 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (3,539.0 million gallons which is 26 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 March 2008)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,539.0
2 Nebraska 1,765.5
3 Illinois 1,135.0
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 228.0
14 Tennessee 205.0
15 Missouri 186.0
16 New York 164.0
17 Oregon 148.0
18 Colorado 125.0
19 Georgia 120.4
20 Pennsylvania 110.0
21 Arizona 55.0
22 Washington 55.0
23 Idaho 54.0
24 Kentucky 35.4
25 New Mexico 30.0
26 Wyoming 6.5
27 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 13,605.9

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

This table was updated on May 14, 2008.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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