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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  June 23, 2015   |  Next Release Date: June 2016

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This is the fifth 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, 2015.

Detailed nameplate and maximum sustainable capacities of fuel ethanol plants by Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PAD District) are available in XLS.

U.S. Nameplate Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2015
PAD District Number of Plants 2015
Nameplate Capacity
2014
Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 5 464 30 260 17
PADD 2 173 13,151 858 12,504 816
PADD 3 5 442 29 442 29
PADD 4 5 190 12 190 12
PADD 5 7 510 33 285 19
U.S. Total 195 14,757 962 13,681 893

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