TODAY IN ENERGY: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Biofuels production drives growth in overall biomass energy use over past decade
Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60% from 2002 to 2013, almost entirely due to increased consumption of biomass to produce biofuels, mainly ethanol but also a smaller amount of biodiesel and other biomass-based diesel fuels. In 2013, biomass accounted for about half of all renewable energy consumed and 5% of total U.S. energy consumed.
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Posted: March 18, 2014