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Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

With Data for December 2013   |  Release Date:  February 27, 2014   |  Next Release Date: April 29, 2014   |   full report

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State Producers Annual capacity
(million gallons)
Alabama 2 46
Arizona 1 2
Arkansas 3 85
California 9 61
Connecticut 3 13
Florida 1 2
Georgia 3 16
Hawaii 1 6
Idaho 1 1
Illinois 5 167
Indiana 2 104
Iowa 10 290
Kansas 1 1
Kentucky 4 50
Louisiana 1 12
Maine 1 1
Massachussetts 1 1
Michigan 2 18
Minnesota 4 107
Mississippi 3 105
Missouri 8 188
Montana 1 0
Nevada 1 1
New Hampshire 1 4
New York 2 20
North Carolina 4 10
North Dakota 1 85
Ohio 3 67
Oklahoma 2 45
Oregon 2 18
Pennsylvania 4 87
Rhode island 1 1
South Carolina 2 40
Tennessee 1 2
Texas 14 431
Utah 1 10
Virginia 3 9
Washington 3 104
Wisconsin 3 29

Highlights

Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 135 million gallons in December 2013. Biodiesel production during December 2013 was about 7 million gallons higher than production in November 2013. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) was 64 percent of the U.S. total. Production came from 115 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.2 billion gallons per year.

Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during December 2013 included 79 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 69 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.

Feedstocks - There were a total of 1,029 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in December 2013. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during December 2013 with 559 million pounds consumed.


Background

The Monthly Biodiesel Production Report provides data on operations of the U.S. biodiesel industry as part of EIA's response to section 1508 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which directed EIA to publish information on renewable fuels including biodiesel. Data are provided for the U.S. and in selected cases by state and region.

The source of data is Form EIA-22M Monthly Biodiesel Production Survey, used to collect the following information from registered producers of biodiesel.

  • plant location, operating status, and annual production capacity
  • production of 100% biodiesel (B100)
  • biodiesel coproduct production
  • stocks
  • feedstock, alcohol input, and catalysts used in biodiesel production
  • sales of B100 and blended biodiesel from producing plants
  • sales of biodiesel to end-users
Form EIA-22M provides data necessary to monitor growth of the biodiesel industry in order to allow Congress to assess whether objectives of Section 503 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and Section 1508 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 are being achieved.

U.S. biodiesel production capacity, 2013


number of producers


Data Tables

1. Biodiesel Production Capacity and Production PDF XLS
2. Biodiesel Production, Sales, and Stocks PDF XLS
3. Inputs to Biodiesel Production PDF XLS
4. Biodiesel Producers and Production Capacity, by State PDF XLS
5. Biodiesel (B100) Production by Petroleum Administration for Defense District PDF XLS