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Table 1 Population, ethanol, energy consumption and CO 2 emissions of Brazil, USA, China/India and in the World

From: Marine Microorganisms: perspectives for getting involved in cellulosic ethanol

Unit Brazil USA China/India World
Population (millions, 2010) 1 201.1 (2.9%) 310.2 (4.5%) 2,503.2 (36.5%) 6,853
Total Vehicles (millions, 2010) 2 32.1 (3.2%) 239.8 (23.6%) 98.8 (9.7%) 1,015.3
Vehicles per habitant 0.159 0.773 0.0394 0.148
Gasoline consumption, 2008 (thousand Barrels per day) 1 327.1 (1.5%) 8,989.2 (42.2%) 1,693.5 (7.9%) 21,323.1
Fuel ethanol production, 2010 (thousand Barrels per day) 1 486.0 (32.0%) 867.4 (57.1%) 42.0 (2.7%) 1520
Fuel ethanol consumption, 2010 (thousand Barrels per day) 1 381.9 (26.9%) 838.8 (59.1%) 38 (2.7%) 1,418.5
Total Coal Consumption (Quadrillion Btu, 2010) 1 0.5 (0.3%) 20.8 (13.7%) 86.1 (56.8%) 151.5
Total Petroleum Consumption ( Quadrillion Btu, 2010) 1 5.2 36.0 25.5 175.0
Total Petroleum Consumption (Thousand Barrels Per Day, 2010) 1 2,560 (2.9%) 19,180.1 (22.0%) 12,507.9 (14.3%) 87,213
Total Primary Energy Consumption (Quadrillion Btu, 2009) 1 10.3 (2.1%) 94.5 (19.6%) 111.9 (23.2%) 483.0
Total Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Consumption of Energy (Million Metric Tons, 2010) 1 453.9 (1.4%) 5,610.1 (17.7%) 10,016.6 (31.5%) 31,780.4
  1. 1. http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/index.cfm
  2. 2. http://wardsauto.com/ar/world_vehicle_population_110815