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Minnesota Ethanol: Production, Consumption, and Economic Impact


Minnesota produced 550 million gallons of ethanol from 16 plants in 2006. About 260 million gallons were consumed in Minnesota. The state’s net ethanol export was 290 million gallons - or 53% of Minnesota’s total annual ethanol production.

To meet the requirement of 20% blend of ethanol in Minnesota’s gasoline by 2013, as proposed by Governor Pawlenty, Minnesota would need to produce 564 million gallons of ethanol (only a 14-million-gallon or 3% increase over the 2006 production level).

Minnesota Ethanol Production and Consumption (Million Gallons)

Source: Ag Marketing & Development Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Ethanol Production, Consumption & Economic Impact graph

Minnesota’s 2007 ethanol production is projected to reach 620 million gallons.

In January 2007, five new ethanol plants are under construction in the state, with an estimated annual combined production capacity of over 450 million gallons. Considering new plants and several plant expansions, Minnesota’s projected ethanol production capacity for 2008 could reach 1 billion gallons.

Minnesota Ethanol Economic Impact

Year

Production
(Million Gallons)

Output Impact
($ million)

Employment Impact
(# of Jobs)

1990

11

28.51

166

1991

17

42.38

247

1992

35

89.30

520

1993

38

90.96

529

1994

41

101.45

590

1995

51

115.26

671

1996

69

203.51

1,089

1997

112

275.66

1,476

1998

124

254.38

1,362

1999

190

352.47

1,759

2000

220

511.48

2,231

2001

252

802.60

3,132

2002

300

732.24

2,858

2003

359

1,074.32

4,008

2004

400

1,476.02

5,506

2005

420

1,577.00

5,883

2006

550

2,766.61

10,321

2007 (Projected)

620

3,067.80

11,444

2008 (Projected)

1,000

4,948.61

18,461

MDA Contact

Ralph Groschen
Ralph.Groschen@state.mn.us
Agriculture Marketing Specialist
651-201-6223

Ag Marketing & Development Division