Global Biogas Plant Market Size is Estimated to Reach USD 7.72 Billion by 2031, Growing at a CAGR of 9.15%: Straits Research

The primary factors driving the biogas plant market’s share expansion are the high demand for environmentally friendly fuels, strict environmental norms, and increased investment in the development of refineries. Factors such as increased biogas and biomethane blend share and supportive government policies, significantly drive the biogas plant market demand by 2030.

New York, United States, March 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biogas is a renewable and environmentally friendly source of energy. Biogas is the byproduct of biological digestion. Bio digestion produces non-polluting gas; in fact, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. There is no combustion in the process, so there is no emission of greenhouse gases; therefore, using waste gas as an energy source is an excellent way to combat global warming. Biogas is predominantly composed of methane and carbon dioxide, with traces of water and other gases. Biogas is produced by the decomposition of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas is produced using techniques such as anaerobic digestion and landfilling, the majority of which consists of methane and carbon dioxide.

Biogas offers several advantages that are not shared by other fossil fuels in various applications, including residential stoves, combined heat and power (CHP), transportation, and commercial uses such as greenhouses. Due to its low carbon footprint, biogas aids in slowing the rate at which the average global temperature rises. The market for biogas plants is expected to grow due to the increasing demand for products used in various applications, such as electricity, heat, vehicle fuel, upgraded biogas, and cooking gas. The shift in emphasis toward using renewable energy, particularly in the electric power sector, has resulted in a substantial increase in the use of biogas in electricity applications. Moreover, the growing need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels creates growth opportunities for biogas in vehicle fuel applications.

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Increased Biogas and Biomethane Blend Share and Supportive Government Policies to Drive the Global Biogas Plant Market

According to Straits Research, “The global biogas plant market size was valued at USD 3.51 billion, expected to expand to USD 7.72 billion at a CAGR of 9.15% during the forecast period.” In addition to developing their agricultural sectors, several nations are adopting policies that mandate the use of biofuels and will soon set production targets for biofuels. It is important to note that mandates and incentives for blending biogas and biomethane with fossil fuels significantly contribute to the continued expansion of this fuel’s production and use. For example, in 2019, the European Green Deal policy went into effect. The policy’s objective was to reduce the proportion of greenhouse gas emissions that biofuels could produce. The target of a 55% reduction by 2030 was established to modify existing directives throughout European member states as they adjusted mandates to achieve these objectives. In the transportation industry, various biofuels are used, such as biodiesel, ethanol, biogas, and biomethane.

Since biomethane is becoming significantly more reliable and cost-effective in various regions, it may one day be able to completely replace natural gas. This possibility arises as the proportion of biomethane in fossil fuels continues to rise. In addition, the government’s supportive policies have been a significant factor in the industry’s expansion. Several national governments have implemented initiatives at the policy level to advance the biogas industry. Under the Clean Air Act, certain municipal solid waste landfills in the United States must install and maintain a system for collecting and controlling landfill gas emissions. In 2019, approximately 257 billion cubic feet of landfill gas were collected at 336 landfills in the United States and burned to produce approximately 10.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, which is equivalent to approximately 0.3% of the total amount of utility-scale electricity generation in the United States in 2019.

China has also increased its support for the technology by offering incentives covering 25% to 45% of the total cost of biogas projects, allocating more funding to China’s central and western regions, and placing a greater emphasis on developing innovative projects. Feed-in tariff-like policies have been implemented to encourage power generation from plants. In addition, local service systems were installed to enhance the efficiency of biogas production and use.

Regional Insights

An increase in market demand for biogas and an increase in public and private sector investments in the research and development of biogas technologies are the primary contributors to the region’s rapid expansion in the Asia-Pacific. Each year, the world produces more than two billion tons of solid waste, with Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asian nations producing approximately 40% of the world’s total solid waste. As a result, the region can produce biogas and address issue management and climate change.

The growth of the biogas plant market in the Asia-Pacific region is also aided by factors such as the high demand for energy and stringent environmental regulations. China’s public and private sectors are investing more in biogas production, which drives the market’s expansion. Principal contributors to the biogas plant market’s rapid expansion are the expanding biotechnology industries and the expanding government initiatives about energy security and energy independence.

In the European region, the expansion results from technological advancements and rising investments in the refinery industry. To meet the rising demand for biogas in Europe, several companies throughout the continent intend to increase their share of feedstock over the coming years. These developments will increase biogas demand in the region. In Italy, for instance, the market is driven by the government’s efforts to decarbonize the economy. Additionally, in March 2021, Eni SpA reached an agreement to acquire an Italian biogas company from FRI-EL Greenpower, a Gostner family-owned holding. Eco fuel, a subsidiary of Eni’s circular economy division, was tasked with executing the transaction.

Competitive Players in the Market

  • Engie SA
  • Air Liquide SA
  • Scandinavian Biogas
  • Gasum Oy
  • Ameresco
  • A2A SpA
  • AB Holding SpA (Gruppo AB)
  • EnviTec Biogas AG
  • BTS Biogas SRL/GmbH

Market News

  • 2022, BTS Biogas and Versalis jointly develop an innovative biogas and biomethane production technology from lignocellulose biomasses.
  • 2022, BTS Biogas and the University of Padua to get into a partnership for the development of the Più-Biogas App
  • 2022, Air Liquide SA, Toyota, and Caetano Bus joined forces to accelerate the growth of hydrogen mobility in Europe.
  • 2022, Air Liquide SA and Lhoist joined forces to launch a first-of-its-kind decarbonization project of lime production in France.

Global Biogas Plant Market: Segmentation

By Application

  • Vehicle fuel
  • Electricity
  • Heat
  • Upgraded biogas
  • Cooking gas

By Source

  • Municipal
  • Landfills
  • Wastewater
  • Industrial
  • Food Scrape
  • Wastewater
  • Agricultural
  • Dairy
  • Poultry
  • Swine Farm
  • Agricultural Residue

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Central & South America

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