Existing plants: 15.
Total capacity: 230 million gallons.
Total production: 216 million gallons (2000 estimate).
State consumption: 220 million gallons, about 10 percent
of all motor fuels.
Notable: Five existing plants are completing or planning
expansion, which will add upwards of 80 million gallons of new
Existing plants: None.
State consumption: Unknown; 51 gas stations sell ethanol
blended gasoline, according to state ethanol association.
Notable: A new, 75-million-gallon plant using wheat
and barley has been proposed in Great Falls, but has been
on the drawing board for a number of years.
Existing plants: 2.
Total capacity: 40 million gallons.
Total production: 35 million gallons.
State consumption: 500,000 gallons annually.
Notable: No new plants are proposed; the ADM plant
in Walhalla has received no production incentive payments
because it exceeded eligibility requirements.
Existing plants: 3.
Total capacity: 28 million gallons.
Total production: 24 million to 26 million gallons.
New plants under construction: Two, one each in Wentworth
and Rosholt; will add combined capacity of 55 million gallons.
State consumption: 60 percent to 70 percent of gallons
sold are blended with ethanol, according to the American Coalition
Proposed new plants: Three proposed farmer-owned cooperatives
are either planning ground breakings or equity drives in 2001,
which will add 120 million gallons of capacity. A fourth plant
was has been proposed in Aberdeen, but is several years away
from coming online.
Notable: The Aberdeen plant proposal is the first
of its kind to combine an ethanol plant and a cattle feedlot
to use the plant's protein feed byproducts.
Existing plants: None in the Ninth District.
Notable: There is one plant in central Wisconsin, located
in Plover, which uses food and agricultural waste from nearby