Production and Exports
The United States is an abundant producer of ethanol and is ready and willing to meet foreign market needs. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working with partners in the United States and globally to help develop markets and enable trade for this renewable, clean-burning fuel.
In the United States, ethanol is made primarily from corn. With 205 ethanol plants around the country, the United States is capable of producing an estimated 15.8 billion gallons (59.8 billion liters) of ethanol per year with ample global supply.
In the 2020/2021 marketing year, the United States exported 1.22 billion gallons (434 million bushels in corn equivalent).