NREL Report Confirms Renewable Fuel Trends in 2013

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released its 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, featuring statistics on renewable energy generation, development, investments, and technology-specific data.NREL-logo.jpg

“The 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book is an important resource for policymakers, analysts, and investors worldwide,” stated NREL Energy Analyst Sean Esterly. “Renewable energy trends are displayed in an accessible format for a variety of audiences.”
The report notes 13.3 billion gallons of ethanol was produced in the U.S. in 2013, with the U.S. leading the world, accounting for 57 percent of global production. Brazil, the world’s second largest producer, produced 6.27 billion gallons of ethanol in 2013.

NREL also notes biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type in 2013, with U.S. production increasing by 64 percent and global production increasing by 17 percent. The U.S. led the world in biodiesel production in 2013, producing 1.8 billion gallons. Germany was the world’s second largest producer of biodiesel totaling 819 million gallons produced in 2013.

To review the entire NREL document, please click here.

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