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 April 2011, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 1.99 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 14.3 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest nameplate capacity (3.6 billion gallons which is 25 percent of the nation's total), and Louisiana has the smallest nameplate capacity (1.5 million gallons).  Twenty-eight states have ethanol facilities.

Nebraska's operating refineries are producing 1.96 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.8 billion gallons.  Iowa has the largest operating production (3.6 billion gallons which is 26 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.  Starting with the June 2010 report, states are ranked so that equivalent gallons are ranked at the same level.


Ethanol Facilities
Nameplate Capacity and Production Capacity
Ranked by State

(Largest to Smallest Capacity as of April 2011)

Rank State Nameplate Capacity
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,554.0
2 Nebraska 1,989.0
3 Illinois 1,226.0
4 Minnesota 1,139.1
5 South Dakota 1,016.0
6 Indiana 918.0
7 Ohio 538.0
8 Wisconsin 498.0
9 Kansas 491.5
10 North Dakota 398.0
11 Michigan 268.0
12 Missouri 261.0
13 Texas 250.0
14 Tennessee 225.0
15 California 199.5
16 New York 164.0
17 Oregon 148.0
18 Colorado 125.0
19 Pennsylvania 110.0
20 Georgia 100.4
21 Virginia 65.0
22 Arizona 55.0
23 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 14,294.9
Rank State Operating
Production
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,554.0
2 Nebraska 1,964.0
3 Illinois 1,226.0
4 Minnesota 1,121.1
5 South Dakota 1,016.0
6 Indiana 918.0
7 Wisconsin 498.0
8 Kansas 436.5
9 Ohio 424.0
10 North Dakota 388.0
11 Michigan 268.0
12 Missouri 261.0
13 Texas 250.0
14 Tennessee 225.0
15 New York 164.0
16 California 128.0
17 Colorado 125.0
18 Pennsylvania 110.0
19 Georgia 100.4
20 Arizona 55.0
21 Idaho 54.0
21 Mississippi 54.0
22 Oregon 40.0
23 Kentucky 35.4
24 New Mexico 30.0
25 Wyoming 6.5
26 Louisiana 1.5
     
  United States Total 13,823.4

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 August 9, 2011.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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