U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Petroleum & Other Liquids
Monthly Biodiesel Production Report
With Data for August 2015
| Release Date:
October 30, 2015
| Next Release Date:
November 30, 2015
Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 123 million gallons in August 2015. Biodiesel production during August 2015 was about 2 million gallons higher than production in July 2015. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) was about 70 percent of the United States total. Production came from 101 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.0 billion gallons per year.
Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during August 2015 included 75 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 46 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.
Feedstocks - There were a total of 909 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in August 2015. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during August 2015 with 464 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, 2014
|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|