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 January 2012, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 1.98 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 13.9 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 January 2012)

Rank State Nameplate Capacity
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,569.0
2 Nebraska 1,983.0
3 Illinois 1,284.0
4 Minnesota 1,147.1
5 Indiana 1,038.0
6 South Dakota 1,016.0
7 Ohio 538.0
8 Wisconsin 504.0
9 Kansas 491.5
10 North Dakota 398.0
11 Texas 355.0
12 Michigan 268.0
13 California 254.5
14 Missouri 251.0
15 Tennessee 225.0
16 New York 164.0
17 Oregon 149.0
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 25.0
26 Wyoming 11.5
27 Louisiana 1.5
  United States Total 14,271.9
Rank State Operating
Production
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,569.0
2 Nebraska 1,958.0
3 Illinois 1,284.0
4 Minnesota 1,129.1
5 Indiana 1,038.0
6 South Dakota 1,016.0
7 Wisconsin 504.0
8 Ohio 478.0
9 Kansas 436.5
10 North Dakota 388.0
11 Texas 355.0
12 Michigan 268.0
13 Missouri 251.0
14 Tennessee 225.0
15 California 183.0
16 New York 164.0
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 41.0
23 Kentucky 35.4
24 New Mexico 25.0
25 Wyoming 11.5
26 Louisiana 1.5
     
  United States Total 13,859.4

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 February 23, 2012.  Typically, there is one month between updates.

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