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Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

With Data for December 2016   |  Release Date:  February 28, 2017   |  Next Release Date: March 31, 2017   |   full report

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State Producers Annual capacity
(million gallons per year)
Alabama 2 29
Alaska 1 0
Arizona 1 2
Arkansas 2 63
California 8 77
Connecticut 1 15
Florida 3 15
Georgia 4 19
Hawaii 1 6
Illinois 5 166
Indiana 2 104
Iowa 11 370
Kansas 2 51
Kentucky 1 49
Maine 1 1
Massachussetts 1 1
Michigan 2 10
Minnesota 3 69
Mississippi 3 94
Missouri 8 169
Nebraska 1 3
New Hampshire 1 4
New Jersey 1 25
New Mexico 1 1
North Carolina 3 8
North Dakota 1 85
Ohio 1 65
Oklahoma 1 38
Oregon 1 17
Pennsylvania 2 78
Rhode island 1 1
South Carolina 1 5
Tennessee 2 5
Texas 9 474
Utah 1 40
Virginia 3 7
Washington 2 105
Wisconsin 2 26

Highlights

Production - U.S. production of biodiesel was 143 million gallons in December 2016. Biodiesel production during December 2016 was 1 million gallons higher than production in November 2016. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) accounted for 63 percent of the United States total. Production came from 96 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per year.

Sales - Producer sales of biodiesel during December 2016 included 84 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 75 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.

Feedstocks - There were a total of 1,051 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in December 2016. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during December 2016 with 610 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, 2016


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