Biofuels are alternative liquid fuels used primarily in the transportation sector and the data below reflects Missouri’s current production capacities. Environmental permits are required for biofuel production facilities.
If you are interested in starting a new biofuel production facility, review the department's Developing Biofuel Production in Missouri - PUB1347 brochure.
Missouri ranks 13th in the U.S. based on ethanol plant nameplate capacity. As of the Renewable Fuels Association’s 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook, Missouri has the nameplate capacity to produce 287 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is roughly 1.6% of the nation's capacity of 17.4 billion gallons.
A list of ethanol producers in the state along with their respective capacity is summarized as follows.
Nameplate Capacity (MMGY)
|Golden Triangle Energy LLC||Craig||64437||Corn||20|
|Mid-Missouri Energy Inc.||Malta Bend||Corn||60|
|Poet Biorefining - Macon LLC||Macon||Corn||46|
|Show Me Ethanol LLC||Carrollton||Corn||51|
|ICM Biofuels LLC||St. Joseph||Corn||50|
|Poet Biorefining - Laddonia LLC||Laddonia||Corn||60|
As of April 2020, Missouri has five commercial biodiesel production facilities which use both soybean oil and animal fats as feedstock. The total nameplate capacity in the state is around 216 million gallons, which roughly accounts for 9% of the nation’s capacity of nearly 2.5 billion gallons.
A list of biodiesel producers in the state along with their respective capacity is summarized as follows.
|Ag Processing Inc.||St. Joseph||64504||Soy oil||30|
|Mid-America Biofuels LLC||Mexico||65265||Soy oil||50|
|Paseo Cargill Energy LLC||Kansas City||64120||Soy oil||56|
|Seaboard Energy||St. Joseph||64504||Animal fats/ Corn oil||30|
*Lakeview Energy in Moberly and TARA Industries in Tina are currently shuttered from production. Production could resume in the future.
Data source: Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council