Bioenergy accounts for roughly one-tenth of world total primary energy supply today.

 International Energy Agency

Bioenergy remains by far the largest renewable heat source and is expected to lead growth with a 12% (1.7 EJ) increase during 2019-2024.

The industry sector consumes two-thirds of total modern bioenergy, mainly for industrial processes.

Modern bioenergy

Modern bioenergy accounted for more than two-thirds of global renewable heat consumption in 2018, with a higher penetration in industry than in buildings. Bioenergy is expected to lead renewable heat expansion, its use rising 12% during 2019‑24, with almost two-thirds of this increase in industry.

Biofuel production forecast to increase 25% over the next 5 years

Global biofuel production increased 10 billion litres in 2018 to reach a record 154 billion litres. Double the growth of 2017, this 7% year-on-year increase was the highest in five years. Output is forecast to increase 25% to 2024, an upwards revision from 2018 owing to better market prospects in Brazil, the United States and especially China.

Source: International Energy Agency