International Trade of Biofuels (Brochure)

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In recent years, the production and trade of biofuels has increased to meet global demand for renewable fuels. Ethanol and biodiesel contribute much of this trade because they are the most established biofuels. Their growth has been aided through a variety of policies, especially in the European Union, Brazil, and the United States, but ethanol trade and production have faced more targetedpolicies and tariffs than biodiesel. This fact sheet contains a summary of the trade of biofuels among nations, including historical data on production, consumption, and trade.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-6A20-56792


  • biodiesel
  • biofuels
  • ethanol
  • exports
  • fuel quality directive
  • imports
  • policies
  • prices
  • renewable energy directive
  • renewable fuel standard
  • tariffs


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