Biogas Market: Introduction
Transparency Market Research delivers key insights on the global biogas market. In terms of revenue, the global biogas market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors regarding which TMR offers thorough insights and forecasts in its report on the global biogas market.
The global biogas market has been positively impacted by the rise in demand for biogas in power generation and automobile industries across the globe. Thus, increase in demand for biogas in power generation and automobile industries is propelling the global biogas market.
Biogas Market: Dynamics
The demand for biogas has been rising in automobile and power generation industries over the past few years, as it provides green energy and high power density. This is expected to boost the global biogas market. The number of countries accepting the Paris Climate Change Agreement has been increasing significantly. This agreement mandates countries to decrease their carbon footprint and greenhouse gases by reducing their dependence on fossil fuels, which presents significant potential for the adoption and implementation of biogas energy. Europe has enacted stringent regulations to lower carbon and greenhouse gas emission. This has boosted the consumption of biogas in the region.
Investments in the global biogas market have been rising significantly since the past few years. According to the American Biogas Council, the U.S. offers vast potential for the biogas industry. More than 14,900 new sites have the potential to produce biogas in the country. Of these, 8,500 sites are in the vicinity of dairy, poultry, and swine farms, while 3,878 are near water resource recovery facilities.
Biogas Market: Prominent Regions
In terms of value, Europe dominated the global biogas market in 2019. The region is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period, due to the presence of favorable government policies and availability of infrastructure for biogas. Europe also has the highest number of biogas plants in the world. According to The European Biogas Association, the number of biogas plants in the region increased from 483 in 2018 to 729 in 2020. Currently, 18 countries produce biogas in Europe. The number of biogas operational plants stood at more than 18,000 in Europe in 2019. Germany accounted for more than 9,000 operational biogas plants in the year. Thus, Germany is a leading country in terms of number of biogas plants in the region as well as in the world.
North America is projected to be a lucrative region of the global biogas market during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the increase in awareness about renewable energy in the region. The rise in usage of biogas in the automobile industry is another key factor that is propelling the demand for biogas in North America. The U.S. is the leading market for biogas in North America. The U.S. has more than 2,200 biogas producing sites. Canada is anticipated to be a lucrative country for biogas during the forecast period, owing to the increase in awareness as well as high adoption of green energy in the country.
Asia Pacific was a promising region in the global biogas market in 2019. Governments of countries in the region have been promoting biogas for cooking purposes in rural areas. For instance, the Government of India is providing subsidies and free biogas household plants to produce biogas in rural areas. The Government of China is promoting biogas for households in rural areas. The number of biogas plants installed stood at more than 70,000 in China in 2019. According to the International Energy Agency report 2020, there was notable development in the biogas market in Asia Pacific, primarily in China, India, and ASEAN countries. Awareness about the environment in countries such as China, India, and those in ASEAN is expected to drive the biogas market in the region during the forecast period.
Biogas Market: Key Players
Major players operating in the global biogas market are Air Liquide, Wärtsilä, Future Biogas Limited, PlanET Biogas Global GmbH, WELTEC BIOPOWER GMBH, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB, EnviTec Biogas AG, Biofrigas Sweden AB, Ameresco, and Quantum Green.