Production in Minnesota

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Minnesota is currently the fifth largest ethanol producer in the United States with a capacity of over 1.4 billion gallons annually from 19 ethanol plants.

The following are the producers and locations of the plants in Minnesota:

Minnesota Ethanol Production (Nameplate Capacity)


Ethanol Plant

LocationAnnual Production (million gallons)
2Al-Corn Clean FuelClaremont130
3Bushmills EthanolAtwater90
4Chippewa Valley Ethanol CompanyBenson50
5Denco IIMorris30
7Granite Falls EnergyGranite Falls70
8Green Plains Renewable EnergyFairmont119
9Green Plains Renewable EnergyFergus Falls60
10Greenfield GlobalWinnebago48
11Guardian EnergyJanesville165
12Heartland Corn ProductsWinthrop110
13Heron Lake BioenergyHeron Lake72
14Highwater EthanolLamberton59.5
16POETBingham Lake35
17POETLake Crystal69

Source : Energy Information Administration / MN ethanol producers

Note : All rows highlighted in blue denote ethanol producers that are members of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.