Ethanol Facilities' Capacity by State


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

As of March 2010, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 13 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.5 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest nameplate capacity (3.5 billion gallons which is 26 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest nameplate capacity (1.5 million gallons).  Twenty-seven states have ethanol facilities.

Nebraska's operating refineries are producing 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 12.6 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest operating production (3.5 billion gallons which is 28 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest operating production (1.5 million gallons).  Twenty-seven 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 March 2010)

Rank State Nameplate Capacity
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,537.0
2 Nebraska 1,744.0
3 Illinois 1,226.0
4 Minnesota 1,136.6
5 South Dakota 1,016.0
6 Indiana 908.0
7 Ohio 538.0
8 Wisconsin 498.0
9 Kansas 491.5
10 North Dakota 358.0
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 Pennsylvania 110.0
20 Georgia 100.4
21 Arizona 55.0
22 Idaho 54.0
23 Mississippi 54.0
24 Kentucky 35.4
25 New Mexico 30.0
26 Wyoming 6.5
27 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 13,519.4
Rank State Operating
Production
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,537.0
2 Nebraska 1,719.0
3 Illinois 1,226.0
4 Minnesota 1,112.6
5 South Dakota 1,016.0
6 Indiana 706.0
7 Wisconsin 498.0
8 Kansas 436.5
9 North Dakota 348.0
10 Ohio 314.0
11 Michigan 265.0
12 Missouri 261.0
13 Texas 250.0
14 Tennessee 177.0
15 Colorado 125.0
16 Pennsylvania 110.0
17 Georgia 100.4
18 Arizona 55.0
19 Idaho 54.0
20 Mississippi 54.0
21 New York 50.0
22 Oregon 40.0
23 California 39.5
24 Kentucky 35.4
25 New Mexico 30.0
26 Wyoming 6.5
27 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 12,572.4

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 April 16, 2010.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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