Tue Mar 18, 2014 08:49 AM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60% from 2002 to 2013, almost entirely due to increased consumption of biomass to produce biofuels, according to a report posted Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration.

From 2002 to 2013, biomass energy converted to biofuels grew more than 500% as U.S. production of ethanol and biodiesel grew. On average, 60% of the energy in feedstocks is converted to deliverable biofuels, EIA said. The remainder becomes energy losses or co-products, which are measured as energy consumed by the industrial sector. Most biofuels are consumed as blended ...

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