US ethanol capacity increases year on year

20 May 2013 21:55  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethanol capacity rose by 1% year on year, a government agency said on Monday.

Nameplate capacity for ethanol plants in the US rose to 13.852bn gal/year as of 1 January 2013, compared to 13.728bn gal/year in the same period a year ago, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday.

The report shows a very slight increase in the total capacity of operating ethanol plants compared to 1 January 2012. Most of the existing fuel ethanol capacity is located in the Midwest (PAD District 2).

Nameplate capacity is the volume of denatured fuel ethanol that can be produced in a period of 12 months under normal operating conditions, the EIA said.

By: Bobbie Clark
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