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U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  September 13, 2019   |   Next Release Date: September 2020

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual biodiesel production capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. biodiesel plants as of January 1, 2019.

Detailed annual production capacity of biodiesel plants by Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PAD District) are available in XLS.

U.S. Biodiesel Annual Production Capacity
PAD District Number of Plants 2019 Annual Production Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 21 197 13
PADD 2 45 1,464 95
PADD 3 18 628 41
PADD 4 2 40 3
PADD 5 16 224 15
U.S. Total 102 2,553 167

Annual Production Capacity:  The quantity of biodiesel that a plant can produce in a calendar year, assuming normal downtime for maintenance. It includes the capacity of idle plants until the plant is dismantled or abandoned.

Source: Form EIA-22M Monthly Biodiesel Production Survey