U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Petroleum & Other Liquids
Monthly Biodiesel Production Report
With Data for May 2016
| Release Date:
July 29, 2016
| Next Release Date:
August 31, 2016
(million gallons per year)
Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 133 million gallons in May 2016. Biodiesel production during May 2016 was 13 million gallons higher than production in April 2016. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) accounted for 66 percent of the United States total. Production came from 94 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.1 billion gallons per year.
Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during May 2016 included 65 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 68 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.
Feedstocks - There were a total of 969 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in May 2016. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during May 2016 with 544 million pounds consumed.
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
- 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, 2015
|1.||Biodiesel production capacity and production||XLS|
|2.||Biodiesel production, sales, and stocks||XLS|
|3.||Inputs to biodiesel production||XLS|
|4.||Biodiesel producers and production capacity, by state||XLS|
|5.||Biodiesel (B100) production by petroleum administration for defense district||XLS|