Ethanol Production by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol production capacity in the country, based on the latest federal figures.  As of December 2008, Nebraska has the capacity to produce 1,583.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is 12 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.2 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest production capacity (3,472.0 million gallons which is 26 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest production capacity (1.5 million gallons).  Twenty-eight states have facilities or plans to produce ethanol.

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 2008)

Rank State Ethanol Production Capacity
(Million Gallons Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,472.0
2 Nebraska 1,583.5
3 Illinois 1,565.0
4 Minnesota 1,019.1
5 Indiana 895.0
6 South Dakota 850.0
7 Wisconsin 498.0
8 Ohio 475.0
9 Kansas 452.5
10 Texas 355.0
11 Missouri 266.0
12 California 244.5
13 North Dakota 233.0
14 Michigan 215.0
15 Tennessee 205.0
16 New York 164.0
17 Oregon 148.0
18 Colorado 125.0
19 Georgia 120.4
20 Pennsylvania 110.0
21 North Carolina 60.0
22 Arizona 55.0
23 Washington 55.0
24 Idaho 54.0
25 Mississippi 54.0
26 Kentucky 35.4
27 Wyoming 6.5
28 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 13,234.9

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

This table was updated on February 11, 2009.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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