Ethanol Facilities' Capacity by State


Nebraska has the second largest ethanol nameplate capacity and the third largest ethanol operating production in the country, based on the latest federal figures.

As of September 2009, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 12 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.1 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest nameplate capacity (3.4 billion gallons which is 26 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest nameplate capacity (1.5 million gallons).  Twenty-six states have ethanol facilities.

Nebraska's operating refineries are producing 1.3 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 11 percent of the nation's capacity of 11.5 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest operating production (3.3 billion gallons which is 28 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest operating production (1.5 million gallons).  Twenty-six states have operating ethanol facilities.  Idled facilities are omitted in the total of each state's operating production.

The ethanol section of the state energy office's energy statistics has more information.

See the archive for reports from prior months.


Ethanol Facilities
Nameplate Capacity and Production Capacity
Ranked by State

(Largest to Smallest Capacity as of September 2009)

Rank State Nameplate Capacity
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,396.0
2 Nebraska 1,523.0
3 Illinois 1,383.0
4 Minnesota 1,131.6
5 South Dakota 1,016.0
6 Indiana 908.0
7 Wisconsin 498.0
8 Kansas 491.5
9 Ohio 470.0
10 North Dakota 353.0
11 Michigan 265.0
12 Missouri 261.0
13 Texas 250.0
14 California 194.5
15 Tennessee 177.0
16 New York 164.0
17 Oregon 148.0
18 Colorado 125.0
19 Georgia 100.4
20 Arizona 55.0
21 Idaho 54.0
22 Mississippi 54.0
23 Kentucky 35.4
24 New Mexico 30.0
25 Wyoming 6.5
26 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 13,063.4
Rank State Operating
Production
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,286.0
2 Illinois 1,383.0
3 Nebraska 1,311.0
4 South Dakota 1,016.0
5 Minnesota 1,002.6
6 Indiana 706.0
7 Wisconsin 498.0
8 Kansas 411.5
9 Missouri 261.0
10 Ohio 246.0
11 North Dakota 233.0
12 Michigan 215.0
13 Tennessee 177.0
14 Texas 140.0
15 Colorado 125.0
16 Georgia 100.4
17 Arizona 55.0
18 Mississippi 54.0
19 New York 50.0
20 Oregon 40.0
21 California 39.5
22 Kentucky 35.4
23 New Mexico 30.0
24 Wyoming 6.5
25 Idaho 4.0
26 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 11,532.4

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

Note:  Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

This table was updated on November 17, 2009.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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