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These countries lead the global biofuel production

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Here's a chart that shows the top 10 countries for biofuel production, measured as thousand barrels per day.

Joe Myers
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The United States produces the most biofuels, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. In 2012, it produced some 940,000 barrels a day.

The following chart is based on EIA data, and shows the top 10 countries for biofuel production, measured as thousand barrels per day. The EIA considers biofuels a collective term for liquid fuel, which is derived from renewable sources – types of biofuel include ethanol, biodiesel and biobutanol.

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Following the US in second place is Brazil, with 449,000 barrels a day. Germany is a distant third – it produces 68,000 barrels a day. Combined, Brazil and the US produce over 70% of the world’s biofuels.

The top 10 has a global feel, with two European, three Asian, two North American and three South American countries featuring.

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Author: Joe Myers is a Digital Content Producer at Formative Content. 

Image: A woman walks through a field with bio-diesel April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis 

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