Biofuels

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.

Ethanol

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.

Company City ZIP Feedstock Nameplate Capacity
(MMGY)
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
      Total Capacity: 271.254

Biodiesel

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.

Company City ZIP Feedstock Nameplate Capacity
Ag Processing Inc. St. Joseph 64504 Soy oil 30
ADM Deerfield 64741 Soy oil 50
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