Fact #447: December 11, 2006
World Ethanol Production
Twelve billion gallons of ethanol were produced worldwide in 2005. The U.S. and Brazil are the top producers of ethanol, but many countries produce small amounts of ethanol. Brazil and the U.S. use ethanol as a vehicle fuel. Brazil, however, uses ethanol as a primary fuel, whereas the U.S. uses ethanol mainly as an additive to gasoline fuel.
Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Biomass Energy Data Book: Edition 1, ORNL/TM-2006/571, September 2006, p. 4.