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Biogas Market By Source (Agriculture, Municipal, Industrial and Others), Application (Electricity, Heat, Vehicle Fuel and Others) & Region – Forecast 2021 - 2031

Biogas Market By Source (Agriculture, Municipal, Industrial and Others), Application (Electricity, Heat, Vehicle Fuel and Others) & Region – Forecast 2021 - 2031

Biogas Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Biogas Market Snapshot

[138 Pages Report] Global biogas market size to reach US$ 61.2 Bn in 2021. Rising demand for renewable energy will result in high sales of biogas. The biogas market is predicted to grow by 6.80% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

Favorable government policies issued to reduce fossil fuel dependency will drive production and consumption of biogas. As per FMI, the global sales in 2020 represented 2.50% of the overall biomass fuels industry.

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Biogas Market Valuation in 2021

US$ 61.2 Bn

Value-based Growth Rate

~6.50%

Global Growth Rate

~6.80%

Top 5 Market Players - Share in 2021

~27.10%

Biogas Market - 2016-2020 Outlook in Comparison to 2021- 2031 Growth Forecast

Demand for Biogas Market is projected to grow by 6.80% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 in comparison to 5.10% CAGR registered between 2016 and 2020.

Production slumped to an extent due to lockdown restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the demand for renewable sources of energy such as biogas will grow in tandem with surging energy consumption across various sectors. This is expected to propel sales by 7.10% year-over-year between 2020 and 2021.

Biogas is accepted as a versatile source of renewable energy worldwide. It also is expected to play a crucial role in the transformation of the energy supply.  Countries are gradually shifting away from conventional sources of energy such as charcoal and wood to biomass-derived sources comprising biofuels, biogas, biodiesel, and bioethanol.

The Market is gaining traction across the world for electricity generation, heating, and vehicle fuel. It reduces greenhouse emissions such as methane, CO2, and nitrous oxides. Growing concerns regarding greenhouse emissions and increasing efforts to achieve carbon neutrality will therefore fuel the demand for biogas. These factors will enable the volume sales of market to grow by 6.50% CAGR through 2031.

How will Circular Economy Influence Biogas Sales?

Anaerobic digestion (AD) plants are emerging as one of the most popular sources of biogas production. These plants can be used to produce organic fertilizers, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and process organic waste to create a flexible source of renewable energy.

In the forthcoming years, increasing integration of anaerobic digestion plants and circular economy is expected to create a conducive environment for biogas market growth. Digestate, the by-product of the anaerobic digestion process, can be used as organic fertilizers. It is fast replacing the energy-intensive production of traditional fertilizers.

This trend is expected to propel biogas application in the agriculture sector. In addition to this, with growing demand for flexible energy production across various economies, a larger number of biogas and biomethane gas plants are likely to be established worldwide.

Circular economy is playing a vital role in the production of biogas. Reintroducing waste in the supply chain to cover the energy needs of local communities is enabling rational management of waste and proper implementation of a circular model.

Biogas is a major vehicle for the production of bioenergy, where rudiments of lipid-rich wastes are meticulously used. Anaerobic digesters comprising external sludge separation and recycling are becoming mainstream for the treatment of lipid-rich waste. These systems retain lipids and microorganisms found in the anaerobic biomass, thus improving biogas yield.

Besides this, combined heat and power production (CHP) and biogas upgrading will emerge as prominent sources for heat production to meet the local heat demand. Heat can be recovered from industrial and other facilities close to biogas plants. The remaining biogas can be upgraded and injected into the gas grid to improve production.

The development of such techniques and approaches will continue augmenting growth of the biogas market over the forecast period.

Will Growing Demand for Bio-based Propel Biogas Sales?

Rising concerns regarding carbon emissions across the globe are making consumers more interested in sustainable and renewable energy sources. As a result, demand for bio-based fuels as an alternative to petrol and diesel is surging at a rapid pace. This trend is expected to have a direct impact on the biogas Market sales in the forthcoming years.

Using biogas as vehicle fuel can significantly reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector in comparison to fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel. Besides this vehicle owners take advantage of biogas uses such as cost reduction, sustainability, and high vehicular performance. Consequently, The production and consumption as a renewable transport fuel will pick up pace in the coming years.

Biogas is increasingly being used in natural gas (NGVs) and dual-fuel vehicles. Countries such as Germany, the U.S., Sweden, and the U.K. are currently at the forefront of biogas adoption in the transportation sector.

Favorable government policies in these countries are encouraging the sales of biogas-driven cars, buses, and trucks through tax exemptions and incentives for biogas injection in natural-has grids, and investment subsidies.

As per the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the transport sector accounts for approximately 30% of the global energy consumption. This makes renewable energy a crucial aspect of a sustainable future. Owing to this factor, demand for biogas as a vehicle fuel is expected to surge in the forthcoming years, and expansion of the automotive sector will continue providing impetus to biogas market growth through 2031.

Biogas Market - Country-wise Analysis

Why is the U.S. Biogas Market Considered Lucrative?

Growing adoption of renewable energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels is spurring demand in the U.S. As per FMI, the North America biogas market is poised to expand at a positive 6.10% CAGR over the assessment period.

As per the American Biogas Council, the U.S. currently has over 2,200 biogas production sites across 50 states. The biogas plants comprise 250 anaerobic digesters on farms, 1,269 water resource recovery facilities, 66 stand-alone systems for food waste, and 652 landfill biogas projects.

According to the assessment conducted by the USDA, EPA, and DOE, these plants produce 103 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year while reducing carbon emissions equivalent to removing 117 million passenger vehicles from roads.

Favorable government policies promoting biogas production, along with expansion of the agriculture sector in the U.S. will continue augmenting growth of the biogas market in the forthcoming years.

What is the Germany Biogas Market Demand Outlook?

As per FMI, Germany is expected to emerge as an attractive biogas market over the assessment period. Demand in Europe is expected to surge at a 5.90% CAGR throughout the forecast period.

Stringent regulations implemented to curb carbon emissions across the European Union countries are propelling demand for biogas in Germany. The revised Renewable Energy Directive, adopted in 2018 (EU-RED II), has set a framework for increasing the overall production and consumption of renewable energy by 2030.

These goals also come with newly added sustainability criteria for industries such as forestry feedstocks and agricultural feedstocks. Further, these regulations intend to reduce emission thresholds for biomass and gaseous biofuels, such as biogas, biomethane used for electricity generation, heating, and cooling in various industries.

Such developments are indicative of lucrative growth prospects for market players operating in Germany over the assessment period.

How Will the China Biogas Market Fare?

China is expected to command a dominant share in the East Asia biogas market through 2031, finds FMI in this report. Biogas in China is mostly produced using feedstocks such as kitchen food waste, livestock waste, and energy crops. Manufacturers in China are also increasingly utilizing yellow straw as feedstock to produce biogas, which is expected to bode well for the China biogas market.

The Central Government in China is also promoting the deployment of large-scale biogas plants, particularly agricultural plants, to increase the production and consumption of renewable energy and to improve the quality of water and air in the country.

This factor is encouraging the manufacturers to expand their production facilities in China, which is expected to continue fueling growth of the China biogas market through 2031. 

Biogas Market - Category-wise Insights

Which is the Preferred Source of Biogas?

Based on source, the municipal segment is expected to account for a lion’s share in the global biogas market, opines FMI. Increasing utilization of municipal solid waste (MSW) for the production of the market is expected to continue driving sales of biogas over the assessment period.

MSW is widely being adopted to generate biogas to reduce landfill and greenhouse emissions across the globe.

The industrial segment is also expected to expand at a significant pace over the forecast period. Rising preference for renewable energy and research and development to utilize industrial food waste to generate biogas will continue driving growth of this segment.

Besides this, biogas generation from water treatment applications in the industrial sector is also expected to augment growth of the market over the assessment period.

Which is the Chief Biogas Application?

In terms of applications, sales of biogas in the electricity application segment are expected to remain high over the forecast period. Growing demand for renewable energy sources to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels across various countries will continue augmenting growth of the biogas market in the power generation sector.

Each cubic meter of biogas is equivalent to 6 kWh of calorific energy. When biogas is converted into electricity through a biogas-powered electricity generator, about 2 kWh of usable electricity is generated.

The remainder can be used for heating applications. Increasing applications for electricity and heat generation will continue fueling sales of biogas through 2031.

Biogas Market - Competition Landscape

Key players operating in the global biogas market are investing in strategic collaborations, acquisitions, and mergers to expand their productions facilities. Through this, players are aiming to increase their production capabilities in response to growing demand for market in the energy segment. For instance:

  • In October 2021, Envitech Biogas Ag signed a contract with East China Engineering Science and Technology Co., Ltd. to establish their eighth production plant in China. The new production facility aims to increase the production using biogas upgradation systems via EnviThan.
  • In October 2021, Swiss-Japanese cleantech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova announced that it will take overall business operations of Schmak Biogas Service GmBH and microbEnergy GmBH to expand their footprint in the field of renewable gases. The agreement was signed with the current parent company Viessman Group in July 2021.

Scope of Report

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Forecast Period

2021-2031

Historical Data Available for

2016-2020

Market Analysis

MT for Volume and US$ Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and MEA

Key Countries Covered

The U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Nordic, Russia, Poland, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, GCC countries, North Africa, South Africa, others.

Key Market Segments Covered

Source, Application, and Regions

Key Companies Profiled

  • Air Liquide
  • Wartsila
  • EnviTech Biogas AG
  • Asia Biogas
  • SCANDINAVIAN BIOGAS FUELS INTERNATIONAL AB
  • Schmack Biogas GmbH
  • Swedish Biogas International AB
  • PlanET Biogas Global GmbH
  • S. P. Renewable Energy Source Pvt. Ltd
  • Agrinz Technologies GmbH
  • Greenlane Biogas

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Biogas Market by Category

By Source:

  • Agriculture
  • Municipal
  • Industrial and Others

By Application:

  • Electricity
  • Heat
  • Vehicle Fuel and Others

Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the global biogas market value?

The global biogas market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 61.2 Bn in 2021.
The global biogas market grew at a 5.10% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.
Growing demand for renewable energy sources to achieve sustainability, along with increasing adoption of biogas as vehicle fuel are key trends expected to drive sales of biogas over the forecast period.
Top 5 players in the global biogas market are expected to hold around 27.1% of the total market share.
Total SA, Air Liquide, Wartsila, Planet Biogas Global GmbH, and Envitec Biogas AG are some of the leading players operating in the global biogas market.
North America biogas market is projected to grow at a 6.1% CAGR during the forecast period.
The biogas market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a 5.90% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.
Japan and South Korea are anticipated to hold 7.40% of the global biogas market share collectively.

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