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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  September 3, 2021   |   Next Release Date: September 2022

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The U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report contains data for U.S. fuel ethanol plants, as of January 1, 2021.

Detailed annual production capacity by plant is available in XLS.

U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2021
PAD District Number of Plants Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (Mb/d)
PADD 1 4 347 23
PADD 2 178 16,271 1,061
PADD 3 4 405 26
PADD 4 4 200 13
PADD 5 7 323 21
U.S. Total 197 17,546 1,145

Fuel Ethanol Production Capacity is intended to measure estimated gallons of fuel alcohol that a plant is capable of producing over a period of one year (365 consecutive days) starting on the first day of each report month.

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

Source: Form EIA-819, Monthly Report of Biofuels, Fuels from Non-Biogenic Wastes, Fuel Oxygenates, Isooctane, and Isooctene.
State Plants Annual capacity
(million gallons per year)
Arizona 1 55
California 5 228
Colorado 3 140
Connecticut 1 33
Idaho 1 60
Illinois 12 1740
Indiana 14 1293
Iowa 42 4667
Kansas 13 603
Kentucky 2 53
Michigan 5 389
Minnesota 19 1405
Missouri 6 315
Nebraska 25 2288
New York 2 162
North Carolina 1 51
North Dakota 5 527
Ohio 7 743
Oregon 1 40
Pennsylvania 1 128
South Dakota 16 1425
Tennessee 3 236
Texas 4 405
Wisconsin 9 587