Commercial biodiesel plants in Nebraska currently have the capacity to produce 5,400,000
gallons although both plants have ceased production. The graph below and the table at the bottom
of this report show each plant's annual production capacity for each year.
Horizon Biofuels, Inc., had been making biodiesel for use in their own equipment. They then
moved from small "home brew" batches to becoming the first commercial biodiesel operation in the
state of Nebraska in September 2006. They had plans to expand their presence in the market by
building a 6.2-million-gallon production facility, but those plans are now on hold.
Northeast Nebraska Biodiesel LLC built a facility in Scribner with the capacity to produce
five million gallons of biodiesel per year. The facility is Nebraska's only commercial-size soy
biodiesel plant. Due to high soybean prices and low fuel prices, the plant closed at the end of
October 2009, but with the right market conditions, there is always a possibility that the
plant could restart biodiesel production.
Nebraska's Biodiesel Production Capacity, 2006 - 2009