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Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

With Data for October 2020   |  Release Date:  December 31, 2020   |  Next Release Date: January 29, 2021   |   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 9 85
Connecticut 1 33
Florida 1 4
Georgia 3 19
Hawaii 1 6
Illinois 5 162
Indiana 3 107
Iowa 10 445
Kansas 1 60
Kentucky 1 54
Maine 1 1
Massachusetts 1 1
Michigan 2 15
Minnesota 3 85
Mississippi 3 102
Missouri 9 247
Montana 1 -
Nebraska 1 50
New Hampshire 1 4
New Mexico 1 1
North Carolina 2 7
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 8 375
Virginia 3 9
Washington 2 112
Wisconsin 2 32

Highlights

Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 160 million gallons in October 2020. Biodiesel production during October 2020 was 1 million gallons higher than production in September 2020. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) accounted for 71 percent of the United States total. Production came from 87 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.5 billion gallons per year.

Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during October 2020 included 74 million gallons sold as pure B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 82 million gallons sold as biodiesel blends (contains both pure biodiesel and petroleum diesel fuel).

Feedstocks - There were a total of 1,170 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in October 2020. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during October 2020 with 723 million pounds consumed.


U.S. biodiesel production capacity, 2019


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

Related Link

U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity - The report contains data for all operating U.S. biodiesel plants.