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Global Biochar Market - Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Global Biochar Market: Snapshot

Biochar is a type of coal used as a soil amendment device due to its ability to carry out carbon sequestration effectively. This helps increase the pH of acidic soils, making them better for agriculture. The global biochar market has picked up strength in recent years due to the widespread awareness regarding the ecological and environmental benefits of carbon sequestration. Biochar also helps prevent certain plant diseases, which has also been key in driving the demand from the global biochar market. Thus, the global biochar market is likely to exhibit steady development in the coming years due to the rising awareness about the benefits of biochar.

The global biochar market is expected to reach a valuation of US$572.3 mn by the end of 2020, growing threefold by volume over the last six years of the ongoing decade. The global biochar market is expected to exhibit a total volume of 300 kilo tons by 2020.

Public and Private Support to Environmental Conservation Measures to Benefit Biochar Market

One of the key drivers for the global biochar market is the widespread support among regulatory as well as research bodies for environmentally beneficial measures. Rising acknowledgment of the impact of human activities on the climate has led to growing government support to products that help ameliorate the negative impact, as well as increasing awareness among farmers regarding the benefits of using products such as biochar. The steady need for environmental conservation measures in the coming years is likely to remain a key driver for the global biochar market.

The increasing need for increasing the productivity of soil for increased output is another crucial driver for the global biochar market. The rising global population has led to a corresponding rise in the demand for food, which has led to productivity problems in many agricultural zones in the world. This has initiated the demand for measures to improve the productivity of soil, among which biochar occupies an important place. The porous nature of biochar provides a boost to the water and nutrient retention capacity of soil, which is a key driver for the global biochar market. The rising population in emerging economies is likely to keep this an important driver for the global biochar market.

Asia Pacific Likely to Challenge North America in Global Biochar Market

Geographically, the global biochar market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. North America held a majority share in the global biochar market in the early years of the decade, with Asia Pacific accounting for around a quarter of the market, and Europe also taking up a significant 20% of the market. However, Asia Pacific is expected to account for a major share in the global biochar market in the coming years thanks to the booming agriculture sector in dynamic emerging economies such as China and India. The ready acceptance of technological advances to improve the fertility of the soil and the region’s rising population are likely to remain the key drivers for the Asia Pacific biochar market.

The regulatory framework in Europe is not as supportive towards the biochar market as in other regions, leading to relatively slower growth of the market in the region. However, the steady support to environmental measures in Europe could benefit the biochar market in the region.

Leading players in the global biochar market include Agri-Tech Producers, LLC, Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., Biochar Products, Inc., Genesis Industries, Blackcarbon, and Diacarbon Energy Inc.

 

CHAPTER 1PREFACE 10

1.1 REPORT DESCRIPTION 10

1.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 11

1.3 RESEARCH SCOPE 12

1.4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 12

 

CHAPTER 2EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 15

2.1 BIOCHAR INDUSTRY : OVERVIEW 16

 

CHAPTER 3MARKET OVERVIEW 19

3.1 INTRODUCTION AND MARKET DEFINITION 19

3.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 20

      3.2.1 VALUE CHAIN: DESCRIPTION 20

      3.2.2 VALUE CHAIN : BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 22

3.3 MARKET DRIVERS 23

      3.3.1 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS 23

      3.3.2 AVAILABILITY OF CHEAPER FEEDSTOCK 23

      3.3.3 FOOD AND WATER SECURITY POTENTIAL 24

      3.3.4 WASTE MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL 24

3.4 MARKET RESTRAINTS 24

      3.4.1 TECHNOLOGICAL UNCERTAINTY 24

      3.4.2 FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS 25

      3.4.3 LACK OF CONSUMER AWARENESS 25

      3.4.4 STRINGENT GOVERNMENT REGULATION 25

3.5 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES 26

      3.5.1 POTENTIAL ROLE FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION 26

      3.5.2 CONTRIBUTION OF BIOCHAR TO LOW CARBON FOOD CHAIN 26

      3.5.3 NEGATIVE CARBON ALTERNATIVE FOR EMERGING WASTE TECHNOLOGIES 26

3.6 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 27

      3.6.1 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 27

      3.6.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 28

      3.6.3 THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS 28

      3.6.4 DEGREE OF COMPETITION 29

      3.6.5 THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES 30

3.7 PESTLE ANALYSIS 31

      3.7.1 POLITICAL 32

      3.7.2 ECONOMICAL 32

      3.7.3 SOCIAL 32

      3.7.4 TECHNOLOGICAL 33

      3.7.5 LEGAL 33

      3.7.6 ENVIRONMENTAL 33

3.8 MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF BIOCHAR MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 & 2020 34

3.9 BIOCHAR COMPANY PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS 36

3.10 POLICIES AND PROGRAMS FOR BIOCHAR INDUSTRY 37

      3.10.1 BIOCHAR STANDARDIZATION AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS 37

      3.10.2 BIOCHAR MARKET BASED PROGRAMS AND INCENTIVES 38

3.11 RECOMMENDATIONS 39

      3.11.1 INCREASING BIOCHAR AWARENESS 39

      3.11.2 GLOBAL BIOCHAR COLLABORATION 39

      3.11.3 ESTABLISHING BIOCHAR DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM 39

      3.11.4 LONG TERM FIELD TRIALS 40

      3.11.5 REDUCTION OF UPFRONT COST BY ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND ALTERNATIVE FINANCING MECHANISM 40

 

CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILO TONS)(USD MILLION) 41

4.1 OVERVIEW : GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KILO TONS)(USD MILLIONS) 41

4.2 NORTH AMERICA BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KILO TONS)(USD MILLIONS) 43

4.3 EUROPE BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KILO TONS)(USD MILLIONS) 43

4.4 ASIA PACIFIC BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KILO TONS)(USD MILLIONS) 44

4.5 REST OF THE WORLD (ROW) BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KILO TONS)(USD MILLIONS) 45

 

CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET: FEEDSTOCK, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATION ANALYSIS 47

5.1 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY FEEDSTOCK, 2013 (% SHARE) 47

5.2 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY EQUIPMENT/TECHNOLOGY, 2013 (% SHARE) 48

5.3 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2013 (% SHARE) 48

5.4 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 (% SHARE) 49

 

CHAPTER 6COMPANY PROFILES 51

6.1 AGRI-TECH PRODUCERS, LLC 51

      6.1.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 51

      6.1.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 51

      6.1.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 52

      6.1.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 52

      6.1.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 52

      6.1.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 52

6.2 BIOCHAR PRODUCTS 53

      6.2.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 53

      6.2.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 53

      6.2.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 53

      6.2.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 53

      6.2.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 54

      6.2.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 54

6.3 BLACKCARBON A/S 55

      6.3.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 55

      6.3.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 55

      6.3.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 55

      6.3.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 55

      6.3.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 56

      6.3.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 56

6.4 CHARGROW, LLC 57

      6.4.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 57

      6.4.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 57

      6.4.3 BUSINESS STRATEGY 57

      6.4.4 SWOT ANALYSIS 58

      6.4.5 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 58

6.5 DIACARBON ENERGY, INC. 59

      6.5.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 59

      6.5.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 59

      6.5.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 59

      6.5.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 59

      6.5.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 60

      6.5.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 60

6.6 GENESIS INDUSTRIES, LLC 61

      6.6.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 61

      6.6.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 61

      6.6.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 61

      6.6.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 62

      6.6.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 62

      6.6.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 62

6.7 HAWAII BIOCHAR PRODUCTS, LLC 63

      6.7.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 63

      6.7.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 63

      6.7.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 63

      6.7.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 63

      6.7.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 64

      6.7.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 64

6.8 PACIFIC PYROLYSIS PTY LTD. 65

      6.8.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 65

      6.8.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 65

      6.8.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 65

      6.8.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 65

      6.8.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 66

      6.8.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 66

6.9 PHOENIX ENERGY 67

      6.9.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 67

      6.9.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 67

      6.9.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 67

      6.9.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 67

      6.9.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 68

      6.9.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 68

6.10 VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. 69

      6.10.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 69

      6.10.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 69

      6.10.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 69

      6.10.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 69

      6.10.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 70

      6.10.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 70

6.11 THE BIOCHAR COMPANY 71

      6.11.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 71

      6.11.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 71

      6.11.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 71

      6.11.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 71

      6.11.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 72

      6.11.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 72

6.12 COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. 73

      6.12.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 73

      6.12.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 73

      6.12.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 73

      6.12.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 73

      6.12.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 74

      6.12.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 74

6.13 EARTH SYSTEMS PTY LTD 75

      6.13.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 75

      6.13.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 75

      6.13.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 75

      6.13.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 75

      6.13.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 76

      6.13.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 76

6.14 GREEN CHARCOAL INTERNATIONAL 77

      6.14.1 COMPANY OVERVIEW 77

      6.14.2 PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 77

      6.14.3 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 77

      6.14.4 BUSINESS STRATEGY 77

      6.14.5 SWOT ANALYSIS 78

LIST OF FIGURES 

 

FIG. 1 BIOCHAR : MARKET SEGMENTATION 11

FIG. 2 GLOBAL BIOCHAR INDUSTRIAL SEGMENTATION 17

FIG. 3 BIOCHAR: VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 21

FIG. 4 BIOCHAR : PRICE VOLUME ANALYSIS 23

FIG. 5 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 28

FIG. 6 PESTLE ANALYSIS OF BIOCHAR MARKET 32

FIG. 7 MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF BIOCHAR MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 35

FIG. 8 MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF BIOCHAR MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2020 36

FIG. 9 BIOCHAR COMPANY PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS 37

FIG. 10 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME, BY REGION, 2013 (% SHARE) 43

FIG. 11 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, 2013 - 2020 (KILOTONS) (USD MILLION) 44

FIG. 12 NORTH AMERICA MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, 2013 - 2020 (KILOTONS) (USD MILLION) 44

FIG. 13 EUROPE MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, 2013 - 2020 (KILOTONS) (USD MILLION) 45

FIG. 14 ASIA PACIFIC MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, 2013 - 2020 (KILOTONS) (USD MILLION) 46

FIG. 15 REST OF THE WORLD (ROW) MARKET VOLUME AND REVENUE, 2013 - 2020 (KILOTONS) (USD MILLION) 47

FIG. 16 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY FEEDSTOCK, 2013 (% SHARE) 49

FIG. 17 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY EQUIPMENT/TECHNOLOGY, 2013 (% SHARE) 50

FIG. 18 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2013 (% SHARE) 51

FIG. 19 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 (% SHARE) 51

LIST OF TABLES

 

TABLE 1 GLOBAL BIOCHAR MARKET SNAPSHOT 18

TABLE 2 MARKET DRIVERS OF  BIOCHAR MARKET: IMPACT ANALYSIS 24

TABLE 3 RESTRAINTS OF BIOCHAR MARKET: IMPACT ANALYSIS 25

TABLE 4 OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOCHAR MARKET: IMPACT ANALYSIS 27

This report is an attempt by Transparency Market Research to identify the potentials and growth of biochar market globally. The market segmentation for biochar, as provided in the report include: technology, feedstock, application and geography. The current and forecast analysis for all these segments has been provided in terms of both volume (Kilo tons) and revenue (USD million), considering 2013 as the base year. The forecast period for biochar market covered in this report lies from 2014 to 2020. The report envisages potential biochar market, attractiveness and trend based on forecast model and in-depth primary interviews with the key biochar professionals and scientists alongwith the portfolio analysis of the biochar companies. All factors such as consumer’s demographics, need of biochar and preference of biochar over fertilizers, are analyzed. The report primarily focuses on the need of the client and therefore, has covered all feasible parameters and has provided quantifiable data.

 

This report is intended to provide biochar market overview and is categorized accordingly. The various segments of biochar market included in this report are accumulated and analyzed by the tracking of recent trends and growth in the biochar industry. The in-depth analysis provided in the report is based on both commercial and project aspects by Transparency Market Research. The major economies covered in this report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW).

 

The report also includes Porter’s five forces model, PESTLE analysis and the market attractiveness and DROs (Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities) for biochar market. Some of the key players of the biochar market included in this report are: Agri-Tech Producers, LLC, Biochar Products, Inc., Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc, Blackcarbon, Diacarbon Energy Inc and Genesis Industries. The report provides an overview of the above mentioned companies followed by their SWOT analysis, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies and recent developments. The report also provides the overview of current policies; standards and certification programs associated with the biochar industry alongwith the recommendations for stakeholders to ensure sustainable and profitable biochar market growth.

 

The uniqueness of report lies in the overall industrial description of biochar market which is presently at a niche stage. This market is mainly segmented into four essential parts and includes the feedstock used for manufacturing biochar; the technology used for processing biochar, application sectors of biochar and the geographies using biochar products. The in-depth analysis provided in this report covers all the aspects of the biochar value chain. The phases included in the value chain of the biochar market analysis comprises of feedstock production, transportation of feedstock to the site, pyrolysis (processing & conversion), transfer, storage & distribution and utilization by the end users. The report analyzes the importance of every stage and gives the logical and quantifiable data for the stages included in the value chain. Additionally, the economic analysis for the feasibility of biochar value chain is also provided.

 

All factors such as consumer’s demographics, need of biochar and preference of biochar over fertilizers, are churned and analyzed in an understandable way for clients. The report primarily focuses on the need of the client and therefore, has covered all feasible parameters and has provided quantifiable data 

 

The global biochar market has been segmented as below:

 

Global Biochar market: By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

Global Biochar market: By Technology

  • By Process

    • Fast & Intermediate Pyrolysis.
    • Slow Pyrolysis
    • Gasification
    • Microwave Pyrolysis
  • Equipment/ Technology

    • Continuous Pyrolysis Kiln
    • Batch Pyrolysis Kiln
    • Gasifier & Cook stove
    • Others (Rotary Kiln & Microwave Pyrolysis)

Global Biochar market: By Feedstock

  • Forestry Waste
  • Biomass Plantation
  • Agriculture Waste
  • Animal Manure

Global Biochar market: By Application

  • Energy Based

    • Source for Power Plant.
    • Other Energy generation
  • Non-Energy Based

    • Carbon Sequestration.
    • Forestry
    • Mine Reclamation
    • Gardening
    • Agriculture
    • Others


 
 
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