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EIA: Biofuel Capacity, Feedstock Consumption Up in October

Corn harvest VIA PIXABAY Feb 2021

U.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly.

Ethanol production capacity remained steady in October, at 17.393 billion gallons per year, while biodiesel capacity fell slightly from 2.462 billion gallons per year in September to 2.461 billion gallons per year in October.

Capacity for renewable diesel and other biofuels, including renewable heating oil, renewable jet fuel, renewable naphtha, renewable gasoline and other biofuels and biointermediates, expanded by 103 MMgy for the month, from 911 MMgy in September to 1.014 billion gallons per year in October.

Total feedstock consumption for October reached 28.076 billion pounds, up from 24.308 billion pounds in September.

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