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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 December 2012, Nebraska has the nameplate capacity to produce 2.1 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 14.7 billion gallons. Iowa has the largest nameplate capacity (3.6 billion gallons which is 24 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 1.9 billion gallons of ethanol, which is 14 percent of the nation's capacity of 13.3 billion gallons. Iowa has the largest operating production (3.6 billion gallons which is 27 percent of the nation's total), and Georgia has the smallest operating production (0.4 million gallons). Twenty–five states have operating ethanol facilities. Idled facilities are omitted in the total of each state's operating production. A reduction in production is not reported.

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 December 2012)

Rank State Nameplate
Capacity
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,573.0
2 Nebraska 2,111.0
3 Illinois 1,374.0
4 Minnesota 1,154.1
5 Indiana 1,048.0
6 South Dakota 1,012.0
7 Ohio 538.0
8 Wisconsin 504.0
9 Kansas 503.5
10 North Dakota 398.0
11 Texas 355.0
12 Missouri 271.0
13 Michigan 268.0
14 California 254.5
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 Mississippi 54.0
24 Idaho 50.0
25 Kentucky 35.4
26 New Mexico 25.0
27 Wyoming 11.5
28 Louisiana 1.5
United States Total 14,712.4
Rank State Operating
Production
(Million Gallons
Per Year)
1 Iowa 3,568.0
2 Nebraska 1,852.0
3 Illinois 1,217.0
4 Minnesota 1,017.6
5 South Dakota 1,012.0
6 Indiana 826.0
7 Wisconsin 504.0
8 Kansas 406.5
9 Ohio 368.0
10 North Dakota 360.0
11 Texas 315.0
12 Michigan 268.0
13 Missouri 256.0
14 Tennessee 225.0
15 California 178.0
16 New York 164.0
17 Colorado 125.0
18 Pennsylvania 110.0
19 Idaho 50.0
20 Oregon 41.0
21 Kentucky 35.4
22 New Mexico 25.0
23 Wyoming 11.5
24 Louisiana 1.5
25 Georgia 0.4
26 Arizona 0.0
26 Mississippi 0.0
26 Virginia 0.0
 
United States Total 13,300.9

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.

Notes:
The United States' totals are the Renewable Fuels Association's totals for the United States. Adding states' capacity or production produces totals that may not equal the Renewable Fuels Association's total for the United States. This is due to the following process: When companies only report their totals, individual plant capacity, production, and construction are researched and estimated.

This table was updated on December 12, 2013. Typically, there is one month between updates.