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Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

With Data for March 2016   |  Release Date:  May 31, 2016   |  Next Release Date: June 30, 2016   |   full report

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State Producers Annual capacity
(million gallons per year)
Alabama 1 9
Alaska 1 0
Arizona 1 2
Arkansas 2 63
California 6 58
Connecticut 1 10
Florida 4 15
Georgia 4 19
Hawaii 1 6
Illinois 6 197
Indiana 3 120
Iowa 9 289
Kansas 3 53
Kentucky 1 45
Maine 1 1
Massachussetts 1 1
Michigan 2 10
Minnesota 4 125
Mississippi 3 94
Missouri 8 169
Nebraska 1 3
New Hampshire 1 4
New Mexico 1 1
North Carolina 2 7
North Dakota 1 85
Ohio 1 65
Oklahoma 1 35
Oregon 1 17
Pennsylvania 1 45
Rhode island 1 1
South Carolina 1 5
Tennessee 2 5
Texas 9 281
Utah 1 40
Virginia 3 8
Washington 2 105
Wisconsin 3 29

Highlights

Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 119 million gallons in March 2016. Biodiesel production during March 2016 was 14 million gallons higher than production in February 2016. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) was about 70 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 March 2016 included 62 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 62 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.

Feedstocks - There were a total of 839 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in March 2016. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during March 2016 with 464 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, 2015


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