World Grain Use For Biofuel Seen Up 11 Percent In 2009

According to F. O. Licht, total world grain use for biofuel production in 2009 will increase to 109.4 MMT from the 98.1 MMt utilised last year.

The US are easily the largest global consumers of grain for biofuel, using 95.3 MMT in 2009, up from 87.4 MMT in 2008.

The EU will use 5.9 MMT, they say, up from 3.9 MMT a year ago.