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

The global commercial biochar production volume (excluding China) was about 100 Kilo tons in 2013 with the maximum percentage share held by North America, followed by Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World with the respective shares of 55%, 23%, 20% and 2%. However, the growing awareness about biochar, with respect to the productivity, usability and revenue generation; suggests that the overall biochar production volume will surge in the next five to ten years. Also, depending upon the soil conditions, biochar production process and technology alongwith the nature and scalability of biochar application, a shift in the Biochar market is expected in the next five years with Asia Pacific holding the maximum market share. 

 

Although biochar is an emerging sector, still at a niche stage, its market is expected to grow on account of the useful properties that ensure environmental benefits and enhanced productivity. The continuous research & development activities in various research institutes and universities also suggest the potential for biochar market growth. These studies focus on the different exploitable useful properties of biochar such as carbon sequestration and enhancement in soil properties. Apart from this, there have been wide scale promotional activities and conferences, involving farmers, industry stakeholders, scientists, manufacturers buyers, and suppliers, to propagate awareness, benefits and applicability of biochar, both on a small and commercial scale. Biochar business has emerged globally and the world is witnessing the early stage formation of the biochar industry. Also, biochar standards and certification programs, such as IBI Biochar Standards, IBI Biochar certification, European Biochar Certificate and Biochar Risk Assessment Framework (BARF) etc are gaining momentum on the global level, which will ensure sustainable biochar market for long term.

 

Some of the factors such as increasing productivity of soil to serve higher yields, sequestration of carbon in soil thereby, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide coupled with the easy waste management are expected to serve as the drivers for the biochar market for the forecast period. Other factors that positively impact the biochar market include requirement to preserve cropland diversity and creation of bioenergy as a substitute. 

 

Biochar-based products help to produce healthy humus for the soil, neutralize the soil and maintain its pH value. They also increase water holding capacity of the soil and improve seed germination and soil resistance to fungus and insects. Due to these crucial reasons, the global biochar market is witnessing a rapid growth rate in recent years. Therefore, biochar can be strategically used in the soil amendment procedure. This simultaneous production of bioenergy, carbon sequestration along with soil & water quality improvement creates a win-win scenario for the biochar market.

 

Present technological uncertainty, financial constraints, lack of consumer awareness and stringent governmental regulation, especially in Europe are some of the restraints for the biochar market growth. However, biochar companies have entered into biochar production by comprehending the scalability and best available technology based on the cost benefit analysis to ensure maximum biochar production at a minimal cost. Further, as the market volume will increase, the price and the associated cost involved will decrease, which will ease off present financial constraints. To develop consumer awareness, several educational programs and conferences have been initiated, involving local farmers, distributors, scientists and investors.

 

The opportunity associated with biochar lies with its environmental friendly characteristics such as carbon sequestration, water holding capacity and soil enhancement. Additionally, the biochar industry can also provide opportunity for employment alongwith the provision of better quality food, thus ensuring better health of the consumers.

 

According to the International Biochar Initiative, there are around 175 active companies in the biochar industry. The global biochar industry is characterized by wide range of activities such as: 

  1. Biochar production
  2. Biochar production equipment manufacturers
  3. Other enterprises and associations (developers, consultants and others)     

 

 

 

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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