Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, fell to 750,000 b/d in December. EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 504,000 gallons in December.
For calendar year 2009, ethanol production exceeded 10.75 billion gallons.
“Despite trying economic circumstances, America’s ethanol producers once again rose up to meet the challenges the nation has put before it,” said RFA President Bob Dinneen. “Moving forward, once-idled facilities are restarting and new biorefineries are coming online to ensure that the volumes of ethanol called for in the Renewable Fuels Standard are met by domestic supplies.”