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, please see the departments Developing Biofuel Production in Missouri – PUB1347 brochure.
Missouri ranks 15th in the U.S. based on ethanol plant nameplate capacity. As of June 2012, Missouri has the nameplate capacity to produce 271 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is roughly 1.8 percent of the nation's capacity of 14.8 billion gallons.
A list of ethanol producers in the state along with their respective capacity is summarized as follows.
|Golden Triangle Energy Cooperative LLC||Craig||64437||Corn||20|
|Mid-Missouri Energy LLC||Malta Bend||Corn||50|
|Poet Biorefining - Macon||Macon||Corn||46|
|Show Me Ethanol||Carrollton||Corn/Milo||55|
|Lifeline Foods LLC||St. Joseph||Corn||50|
|Poet Biorefining - Ladonnia||Laddonia||Corn||50|
|Lifelilne Foods LLC||St. Joseph||Corn stover switchgrass||0.254|
As of April 2020, Missouri has five commercial biodiesel production facilities which utilize 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 percent 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