Transportation Consumption of Bio-Energy in 2006 Up 34%
27 January 2007
According to the data in the just-released Monthly Energy Review by the Energy Information Administration, consumption of bio-energy (e.g., ethanol) by the transportation sector jumped 34% in the first ten months of 2006 compared to the year prior, accounting for 371 trillion BTU. Total primary energy consumption in transportation for the period was 23,610 trillion BTU; bioenergy thus accounted for 1.6% of total primary energy consumption in the sector, up from 1.2% for the same period in 2005.
Total primary energy consumption in transportation increased 0.92% in the first ten months of 2006 compared to 2005, according to the EIA data.