From the Process Engineering To the Biorefinery

Evolution of global bio-organics production (Mt)

Bio-diesel production has somewhat increased between 1975 and today, with a low projected production of 10Mt in 2015. On the other hand, bio-ethanol has registered an incredible increase from less than 10Mt before 1985 to around 60Mt in 2009, with a projected 82Mt in 2015.

Figure 6 shows global production of bio-organic in 2005:

  • Biodiesel (EMVH)
  • Bioethanol

The following remarks could be made:

  • Biodiesel represents only 0.25% of petrol consumption in transportation
  • Bioethanol represents 2.25% of petrol consumption in transportation (9 times biodiesel)
  • Around 45% of world biodiesel is produced in germany compared to only 7% in the united states
  • Bioethanol production is more developed in the Americas with a total of 73% global production
Production 2005 (Mt) BioDiesel BioEthanol Worldwide oil consumption in Transport (Mt) Worldwide whole oil consumption (Mt)
4 36 1600 3300
% transport oil 0.25% 2.25%    

Production 2005 (Mt) BioDiesel BioEthanol Worldwide oil consumption in Transport (Mt) Worldwide whole oil consumption (Mt)
4 36 1600 3300
% total oil 0.12% 1.09% 48.5%  

Table no.5 : Evolution of the worldwide biofuel production (Millions Tons, Mt) compared to petroleum consumption

Note :
1 Mt Ethanol = 0.67 Mtep
1 Mt EMHV = 0.95 Mtep
Mt = Million Tons
Mtep = Million Tons Energy - Petroleum

production de biocarburants

Figure no.5: Evolution of the worldwide biofuel production (Millions Tons, Mt).

Figure no.6: Worldwide distribution of the biofuel production (Millions Tons, Mt) (Source : IFP - Les biocarburants dans le monde, Panorama 2007)

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