Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)

2009 ethanol production exceeds 10.7 billion gallons


Source: Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)

U.S. ethanol production reached yet another all time high in December 2009 at 787,000 barrels per day (b/d), according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That is an increase of 131,000 b/d from December 2008.

Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, fell to 750,000 b/d in December. EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 504,000 gallons in December.

For calendar year 2009, ethanol production exceeded 10.75 billion gallons.

“Despite trying economic circumstances, America’s ethanol producers once again rose up to meet the challenges the nation has put before it,” said RFA President Bob Dinneen. “Moving forward, once-idled facilities are restarting and new biorefineries are coming online to ensure that the volumes of ethanol called for in the Renewable Fuels Standard are met by domestic supplies.”

Customer comments

No comments were found for 2009 ethanol production exceeds 10.7 billion gallons. Be the first to comment!