Production in Minnesota

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Minnesota is currently the fourth largest ethanol producer in the United States with 1.2 billion gallons of ethanol produced annually from 19 ethanol plants.

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

2017 Minnesota Ethanol Production Capacity 

#Ethanol PlantLocationAnnual Production (million gallons)
2Al-Corn Clean FuelClaremont52
3Bushmills EthanolAtwater65
4Chippewa Valley Ethanol CompanyBenson50
5Corn PlusWinnebago42
6Denco IIMorris27
8Granite Falls EnergyGranite Falls63
9Green Plains Renewable EnergyFairmont119
10Green Plains Renewable EnergyFergus Falls60
11Guardian EnergyJanesville136
12Heartland Corn ProductsWinthrop100
13Heron Lake BioenergyHeron Lake65
14Highwater EthanolLamberton59.5
16POETBingham Lake32
17POETLake Crystal59.75

Source : Energy Information Administration

Note : All rows highlighted in blue denote ethanol producers that are members of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. Central MN Renewables in Little Falls no longer produces ethanol. It now produces renewable chemicals such as n-butanol and acetone.