Leading countries based on biofuel production in 2017 (in 1,000 metric tons of oil equivalent)

Global biofuel production by select country 2017 This statistic represents the leading countries in biofuel production in 2017. In Germany, production reached around 3.3 million metric tons of oil equivalent that year. That means, Germany is among the global top three countries in biofuel production.
The volume of biodiesel production in the United States can be found here.

Biofuel production in the U.S.

Biofuels are characterized by fuels that obtain their energy through the process of biological carbon fixation. These hydrocarbons are made by or from living organisms in a relatively short period of time - in comparison to the formation of fossil fuels which requires millions of years. The United States was by far one of the largest producers of biofuel in the world in 2016, accounting for 43.5 percent of global biofuel production. The country produced 35 million metric tons of oil equivalents in this year, while Brazil produced 18.2 million metric tons of oil equivalents. Global biofuel production has gradually increased from 9.2 million metric tons of oil equivalents in 2000 to 84.12 million metric tons of oil equivalents in 2017.

Biofuels are commonly used as part of mixtures with fossil fuel sources or as additives. One of the largest consumers of biofuels in the U.S. is the national army. Many vehicles can be fueled using blends containing up to 10 percent ethanol. In the beginning of the 20th century, many Ford T models were fueled with ethanol. Biofuels can also be generated through the consumption or conversion of biomass material. This conversion can occur thermally, chemically, or biochemically. Biomass consumption in the United States totaled 4,696 trillion British thermal units in 2015.
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Production in thousand metric tons of oil equivalent
United States36,936
Brazil18,465
Germany3,293
Argentina3,131
Indonesia2,326
France2,224
China2,147
Thailand1,846
Netherlands1,658
Canada1,239
Production in thousand metric tons of oil equivalent
United States36,936
Brazil18,465
Germany3,293
Argentina3,131
Indonesia2,326
France2,224
China2,147
Thailand1,846
Netherlands1,658
Canada1,239
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This statistic represents the leading countries in biofuel production in 2017. In Germany, production reached around 3.3 million metric tons of oil equivalent that year. That means, Germany is among the global top three countries in biofuel production.
The volume of biodiesel production in the United States can be found here.

Biofuel production in the U.S.

Biofuels are characterized by fuels that obtain their energy through the process of biological carbon fixation. These hydrocarbons are made by or from living organisms in a relatively short period of time - in comparison to the formation of fossil fuels which requires millions of years. The United States was by far one of the largest producers of biofuel in the world in 2016, accounting for 43.5 percent of global biofuel production. The country produced 35 million metric tons of oil equivalents in this year, while Brazil produced 18.2 million metric tons of oil equivalents. Global biofuel production has gradually increased from 9.2 million metric tons of oil equivalents in 2000 to 84.12 million metric tons of oil equivalents in 2017.

Biofuels are commonly used as part of mixtures with fossil fuel sources or as additives. One of the largest consumers of biofuels in the U.S. is the national army. Many vehicles can be fueled using blends containing up to 10 percent ethanol. In the beginning of the 20th century, many Ford T models were fueled with ethanol. Biofuels can also be generated through the consumption or conversion of biomass material. This conversion can occur thermally, chemically, or biochemically. Biomass consumption in the United States totaled 4,696 trillion British thermal units in 2015.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017

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