Biofuel- Ethanol Production







Why is Ethanol Important?
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U.S. Ethanol Industry Has Grown by Leaps and Bounds
The U.S. ethanol industry has grown from a handful of small plants producing 175 million gallons in 1980 to 210 plants in 27 states producing a record 16.1 billion gallons of ethanol in 2018. Today, we make up slightly more than 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline supply.
– Ethanol Plants are Creating Jobs…
– Boosting Rural Economies


Ethanol is a Win for all Americans.
Driving Energy Independence
– Producing Food AND Fuel
– A Cleaner, Greener Fuel
– Boosting Efficiency
– Expanding Global Markets
– Future Innovation




Ethanol is commercially produced using either a wet mill or dry mill process. Wet milling involves separating the grain kernel into its component parts (germ, fiber, protein, and starch) prior to fermentation. ICM-designed plants utilize the dry mill process, where the entire grain kernel is ground into flour. The starch in the flour is converted to ethanol during the fermentation process, creating carbon dioxide and distillers grain.  Read the details of each step>>

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History U.S. Fuel Ethanol Production
1980 through 2018
Year                   Millions of Gallons
1980                                175
2018                              16,061
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2018 World Fuel Ethanol Production
2014 through 2018
Year                  Millions of Gallons
2014                              24,063
2018                              28,500



World Fuel Ethanol Production

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–  Annual Ethanol Production
– Weekly, Monthly Ethanol Supply and Demand
– Ethanol and Co-Product Trade
– Feedstock and Co-Product


Where is Ethanol Made
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How Much Ethanol is Produced, Imported, and Consumed in the United States?

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updated January 2019






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 Global Biofuel Mandate Map
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Ethanol Facilities’ Capacity by State

Nebraska has the second largest ethanol nameplate capacity and the second largest ethanol operating production in the country, based on the latest federal figures.   As of June 2018, Nebraska has…Learn more>>

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