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Increase in U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity slows

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States totaled 16.9 billion gallons per year (gal/year) or 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), as of January 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2019 U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report, released on August 26. Nameplate capacity of operable ethanol plants increased by 2%—more than 300 million gal/year—between January 2018 and January 2019 after increasing by more than 700 million gallons in the previous year.