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CHAPTER TWELVE
Biomass: Overview
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Exhibit 12-2

U.S. Energy Consumption from Biomass, 2006
(in Trillions of Btu)

In 2006:

  • 2,114 trillion Btu came from wood and all wood-derived fuels.
  • 758 tillion Btu came from biofuels, which include ethanol and biodiesel.
  • 404 trillion Btu came from waste, which includes municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste and agricultural byproducts.

Sources: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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