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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  May 20, 2013   |  Next Release Date: September 2014

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This is the third release of U.S. Energy Information Administration data on fuel ethanol production capacity. EIA first reported fuel ethanol production capacities as of January 1, 2011 on November 29, 2011. This new report contains production capacity data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2013.

U.S. Nameplate Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2013
PAD District Number of Plants 2013
Nameplate Capacity
2012
Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 4 360 23 316 21
PADD 2 172 12,598 822 12,488 815
PADD 3 5 419 27 449 29
PADD 4 5 190 12 190 12
PADD 5 7 285 19 285 19
U.S. Total 193 13,852 903 13,728 896

Nameplate Capacity:  volume of denatured fuel ethanol that can be produced during a period of 12 months under normal operating conditions

Source: Form EIA-819M Monthly Oxygenate Report