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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  August 8, 2022   |   Next Release Date: August 2023

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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, 2022.

Detailed annual production capacity by plant is available in XLS.

U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2022
PAD District Number of Plants Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (Mb/d)
PADD 1 3 247 16
PADD 2 177 16,325 1,065
PADD 3 3 380 25
PADD 4 4 200 13
PADD 5 5 228 15
U.S. Total 192 17,380 1,134

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)
California 4 188
Colorado 3 140
Idaho 1 60
Illinois 13 1743
Indiana 14 1315
Iowa 41 4694
Kansas 12 601
Kentucky 2 53
Michigan 5 387
Minnesota 19 1424
Missouri 6 331
Nebraska 24 2244
New York 1 62
North Carolina 1 57
North Dakota 6 547
Ohio 7 722
Oregon 1 40
Pennsylvania 1 128
South Dakota 16 1444
Tennessee 3 236
Texas 3 380
Wisconsin 9 587