Job growth in the biofuels sector continued last year, according to the 2019 Clean Jobs America analysis of energy jobs data by the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
The report found that nearly every U.S. state saw an increase in clean energy jobs in 2018, combining to add about 110,000 net new jobs for a growth rate of 3.6 percent. The analysis expands on data from the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) produced by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) in partnership with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO),
Corn ethanol fuels employment represented about 3 percent of the U.S. Fuels workforce in 2018, and added about 500 jobs in 2018. Woody biomass fuel for energy and cellulosic biofuels supported 33,166 jobs across the United States in 2018 and added over 1,700 jobs in 2018.
The report also shows the significantly higher percentage of veterans working in the ethanol industry – 21%, compared to the national average of just six percent.