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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  September 25, 2020   |   Next Release Date: September 2021

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2020.

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

U.S. Nameplate Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2020
PAD District Number of Plants 2020
Nameplate Capacity
2019 (Revised)
Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 6 466 30 467 30
PADD 2 180 15,982 1,043 15,519 1,012
PADD 3 4 405 26 395 26
PADD 4 4 200 13 202 13
PADD 5 7 325 21 325 21
U.S. Total 201 17,378 1,134 16,908 1,103

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

Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

Source: Form EIA-819 Monthly Oxygenate Report