Annual biofuels production tops 26 billion gallons globally

By | February 09, 2010
Annual world biofuels production has surpassed 100 billion liters (26 billion gallons), displacing 1.15 million barrels of crude oil per day that create 215 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, according to a study commissioned by the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance released before the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The study documented biofuels production in major producing countries along with estimates of GHG emissions. Those were compared to the amount of emissions avoided from displaced petroleum. GRFA did not include indirect emissions, explaining there are no credible assessments for indirect effects of petroleum, and available data for indirect effects of biofuels cannot be independently analyzed or verified. The report is available at www.globalrfa.org.