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U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  October 23, 2020   |   Next Release Date: October 2021

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. biodiesel plants as of January 1, 2020.

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 as of January 1, 2020
PAD District Number of Plants 2020
Production Capacity
2019 (Revised)
Production Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 17 179 12 197 13
PADD 2 42 1,500 98 1,474 96
PADD 3 16 612 40 628 41
PADD 4 1 (s) (s) 40 3
PADD 5 15 223 15 224 15
U.S. Total 91 2,514 164 2,563 168

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

Note: (s)=Less than 0.5 MMgal/yr and mb/d