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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  August 26, 2019   |   Next Release Date: August 2020

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

Detailed nameplate capacity of fuel ethanol plants by Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD District) are available in XLS.

U.S. Nameplate Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2019
PAD District Number of Plants 2019
Nameplate Capacity
2018 (Revised)
Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 6 467 30 529 35
PADD 2 178 15,479 1,010 15,046 981
PADD 3 4 395 26 449 29
PADD 4 5 202 13 193 13
PADD 5 7 325 21 325 21
U.S. Total 200 16,868 1,100 16,542 1,079

Nameplate Capacity:  is the volume of fuel ethanol that can be produced during a period of 12 months under normal operating conditions.

Source: Form EIA-819 Monthly Oxygenate Report