Biofuels production

World biofuels production increased by 3.5% in 2017, well below the 10-year average of 11.4%, but the fastest for three years

The US provided the largest increment (950 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent, or ktoe). By fuel type, global ethanol production grew by 3.3%, contributing over 60% to total biofuels growth. Biodiesel production rose by 4% driven mainly by growth in Argentina, Brazil and Spain.

World biofuels production by region (million tonnes oil equivalent)

World biofuels production by region (million tonnes oil equivalent)

World biofuels production by type (million tonnes oil equivalent)

World biofuels production by type (million tonnes oil equivalent)

Sources

Includes data from F.O. Lichts; Strategie grains; US Energy Information Administration (March 2018).

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