The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently expanded its data on biofuels.

The expanded biofuels data provide a more detailed look at fuels previously grouped under renewable fuels except ethanol, which is now split into biodiesel, renewable diesel, and other biofuels.

In addition to providing more detailed data, the newly published biofuels tables highlight statistics important to emerging energy market trends, including:

  • In July 2021, 37 million barrels of biofuels were produced in the United States, the most since the beginning of 2020.
  • Renewable diesel production reached a record-high 1.7 million barrels in July 2021.
  • Fuel ethanol accounted for 86% of total U.S. biofuels production in July 2021, biodiesel for 9%, renewable diesel fuel for 5%, and other biofuels for less than 1%.
  • In the first half of 2021, the most renewable diesel fuel on record was produced in the United States at 7.8 million barrels.

Read more: eia.gov

 

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