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Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

With Data for April 2019   |  Release Date:  June 28, 2019   |  Next Release Date: July 31, 2019   |   full report

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State Producers Annual capacity
(million gallons per year)
Alabama 1 20
Alaska 1 0
Arizona 1 2
Arkansas 3 115
California 10 88
Connecticut 1 25
Florida 3 23
Georgia 3 19
Hawaii 1 6
Illinois 6 177
Indiana 3 107
Iowa 10 428
Kansas 1 1
Kentucky 1 54
Maine 1 1
Massachusetts 1 1
Michigan 2 10
Minnesota 3 83
Mississippi 3 102
Missouri 10 212
Montana 1 -
Nebraska 2 53
New Hampshire 1 4
New Mexico 1 1
North Carolina 3 8
North Dakota 1 85
Ohio 1 71
Oklahoma 1 38
Oregon 1 17
Pennsylvania 2 90
Rhode Island 1 7
South Carolina 1 5
Tennessee 2 38
Texas 9 382
Utah 1 40
Virginia 4 9
Washington 2 109
Wisconsin 2 27

Highlights

Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 152 million gallons in April 2019. Biodiesel production during April 2019 was 11 million gallons higher than production in March 2019. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) accounted for 67 percent of the United States total. Production came from 100 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.5 billion gallons per year.

Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during April 2019 included 66 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 90 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.

Feedstocks - There were a total of 1,166 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in April 2019. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during April 2019 with 632 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, 2018


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