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Published Date: 2015-08-03Number of Pages: 79

Biogas Market (Application - Electricity and Heat, Vehicle Fuel, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Global Biogas Market: Snapshot

Biogas is a mixture of different gases formed through processes such as anaerobic digestion and fermentation of organic matter with little or no oxygen. It is produced primarily from agricultural waste, municipal waste, plant and industrial waste, and sewage or edible waste. Biogas commonly finds application as a fuel for cooking, powering vehicles, space heating, and in generation of electricity and heat.

On account of it being an alternative renewable source of energy that leaves very little carbon footprint, its popularity has soared. Going forward, its market share in the global renewable energy portfolio is predicted to increase considerably on account of improvement in production technologies that would enable the generation of biogas much more efficiently on a broader scale. At present, the technology for producing biogas is not very sophisticated and has a lot of room for upgradation.

The global biogas market is slated to expand at a substantial CAGR of 6.56% from 2015 and 2023. The market produced 22,488.0 KTOE in 2014 and the number is likely to go up to 39,845.58 KTOE by 2023. 

Electricity and Heat Generation Applications to Dominate Market

Biogas so far has primarily found application in producing electricity and heat. Together the two accounted for about half the market in 2014 and are predicted to exhibit robust growth in the upcoming years as well. This is on account of a rising thrust on the usage of clean energy all over the globe which includes favorable regulatory policies to reduce dependence on highly polluting crude and fossil fuels. For example, the usage of upgraded biogas as a vehicle fuel is growing too due to stringent vehicle emission norms and its low cost.

Another important factor leading to the increased usage of biogas in electricity and heat generation is the unpredictable price swings and availability of crude and also the fast depleting fossil fuels like coal, which is used in thermal power generation. In the near future, the number of natural gas vehicles plying on the roads would likely increase, thereby boosting the segment’s market share.

Regulatory Mandates Make Europe and North America Market Leaders

Geography-wise, the global biogas market can be segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Among them, North America and Europe are main markets. In fact, Germany was the leading producer of biogas in Europe in 2014. This is because Germany has numerous operational biogas plants. Besides Germany, other countries in Europe too, such as Sweden, the U.K., and France are adopting the eco-friendly biogas fuel to lessen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, especially in the transportation sector. The two continents are predicted to hold out a promise of growth in the coming years too on account of regulations to curb pollution.

Other countries of the world, particularly in Asia Pacific, namely Malaysia, China, India, and Thailand, are building infrastructure for natural gas mainly to up the adoption of natural gas vehicles. The Asia Pacific countries are likely to emerge as hotbeds of biogas production on account of large amounts of agricultural waste and municipal waste generated. A key factor that might hurt the growth of the market in the region is the steep initial investments in setting up a plant and constructing miles long pipelines for transfer of biogas.

  • Preface
    • Report Description
    • Report Segmentation
    • Research Scope and Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Driver 1 – Shift towards renewable sources of energy
      • Driver 2 – Increased demand for waste treatment 
      • Driver 3 – Infrastructure development for natural gas
      • Restraint 1 – High initial investments and installation costs
      • Opportunity 1 – Increasing number of natural gas vehicles
    • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      • Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      • Bargaining Power Of Buyers
      • Threat Of Substitutes
      • Threat Of New Entrants
      • Degree Of Competition
    • Biogas Market - Market Attractiveness Analysis, 2014
  • Application Analysis
    • Biogas Market: Application Overview
    • Application - Electricity & Heat
    • Application – Vehicle Fuel
    • Application – Others
  • Geographical Analysis
    • Biogas Market – Regional Overview
    • Biogas Market - North America 
      • Biogas Application Market – North America
      • Biogas Market – U.S.
      • Biogas Market – Canada
    • Biogas Market - Europe
      • Biogas Application Market – Europe
      • Biogas Market – Germany
      • Biogas Market – U.K.
      • Biogas Market – France
      • Biogas Market – Rest of Europe
    • Biogas Market – Asia Pacific
      • Biogas Application Market – Asia Pacific
      • Biogas Market – China
      • Biogas Market – South Korea
      • Biogas Market – Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Biogas Market – Rest of the World (RoW)
      • Biogas Application Market – RoW
      • Biogas Market – Brazil
      • Biogas Market – Others
  • Company Profiles
    • Air Liquide Advanced Business & Technologies
    • Wärtsilä Corporation
    • Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l.
    • Swedish Biogas International AB
    • Cryostar SAS
    • Gasrec Ltd.
    • Biofrigas Sweden AB
    • Cryonorm BV
    • Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB 
    • EnviTec Biogas AG

List of Figures

 

FIG. 1 Biogas Market: Market Segmentation

FIG. 2 Global Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 3 Value Chain Analysis: Biogas Market

FIG. 4 Global Carbon dioxide Emission (Billion Tons)

FIG. 5 Cost Structure of a Typical Agricultural Biogas Plant

FIG. 6 Natural Gas Vehicles Count, 2013

FIG. 7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Biogas Market

FIG. 8 Market Attractiveness Analysis of Biogas Market, 2014 – By Region

FIG. 9 Global Biogas Market Volume Share, By Application, 2014 and 2023

FIG. 10 Global Electricity & Heat Segment Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 11 Global Vehicle Fuel Segment Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 12 Global Others Segment Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 13 Global Biogas Market Volume Share, By Region, 2014 and 2023

FIG. 14 North America Biogas Market Volume Share, By Country, 2014 and 2023

FIG. 15 North America Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 16 U.S. Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 17 Canada Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 18 Europe Biogas Market Volume Share, By Country, 2014 and 2023

FIG. 19 Europe Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 20 Germany Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 21 U.K. Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 22 France Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 23 Rest of Europe Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 24 Asia Pacific Biogas Market Volume Share, By Country, 2014 and 2023

FIG. 25 Asia Pacific Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 26 China Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 27 South Korea Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 28 Rest of Asia Pacific Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 29 RoW Biogas Market Volume Share, By Country, 2014 and 2023

FIG. 30 RoW Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 31 Brazil Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

FIG. 32 Others Biogas Market, Estimates and Forecast, By Application, By Volume, 2014 – 2023 (KTOE)

List of Tables

 

TABLE 1 Global Biogas Market: Snapshot

 

 

Sources of green energy are increasingly being discussed, designed, and developed as nations are realizing the pressure of global warming and harmful effects of greenhouse gases. Owing to these reasons, biogas has become an integral part of the energy generation mix in most countries, as they are trying to reduce their dependence on conventional sources of energy. Biogas is produced by using municipal waste, plant material, agricultural waste, manure, green, waste sewage, or food waste. This renewable source of energy has a very low carbon footprint and it offers multiple benefits.

The report on the global biogas market gives an overview of the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats acting on this market. It assesses these with the help of a SWOT analysis. Furthermore, it also uses a Porter’s five forces analysis to gauge the threat from new entrants, threat of substitute products or services, bargaining power of customers, bargaining power of suppliers, and intensity of competitive rivalry. The report offers a lucid explanation of every intricate aspect of the market to help its readers make important decisions.

Overview of the Global Biogas Market

The global biogas market generated 22,488.0 KTOE in 2014 and is expected to generate 39,845.5 KTOE by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume. This incredible growth can be attributed to the increasing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions and their hazardous impact on the environment. Governments across the globe and several environmentalists are encouraging the usage of biogas, as it is a cleaner fuel than petroleum fuels. Owing to these reasons, several biogas plants will be set up across the globe in the coming years. The only factor restraining the growth of the global biogas market is the huge installation costs involved in the setup.
 
The global biogas market has been segmented on the basis of geography and applications. Biogas is used for generating electricity, heat, as a vehicle fuel, and for other minor applications. The electricity and heat application segments of the global biogas market were the largest segments in 2014 and are expected to continue their dominance in the near future as well. Analysts also predict that a growing number of vehicles around the world will use biogas as fuel in the years to come, which will boost demand for biogas a vehicle fuel. Some of the countries encouraging the use of biogas in cars are Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sweden, China, and Germany. 

Companies Mentioned in the Biogas Market Research Report

The key players in the biogas market are Air Liquide Advanced Business & Technologies, Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l., EnviTec Biogas AG, Wärtsilä Corporation, Swedish Biogas International AB, Gasrec Ltd., Cryostar SAS, Biofrigas Sweden AB, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB, and Cryonorm BV.

The biogas market has been segmented as follows:

Global Biogas Market: Application Analysis

  • Electricity & Heat
  • Vehicle Fuel
  • Others

Global Biogas Market: Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Others

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 

Key highlights of this report

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments


 
 
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