U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Petroleum & Other Liquids
Monthly Biodiesel Production Report
With Data for February 2013
| Release Date:
April 29, 2013
| Next Release Date:
May 30, 2013
Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 68 million gallons in February 2013. This was an increase from production of 66 million gallons in January 2013. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) was 74% of the U.S. total. Production came from 110 biodiesel plants with operable capacity of 2.1 billion gallons per year.
Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during February 2013 included 44 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 23 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.
Feedstocks - There were a total of 524 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in February 2013. Soybean oil was the largest biodiesel feedstock during February 2013 with 275 million pounds consumed. The next three largest biodiesel feedstocks during the period were corn oil (61 million pounds), yellow grease (51 million pounds), and canola oil (38 million pounds).
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
U.S. biodiesel production capacity, 2012
|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|