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Biogas Plant Market

Biogas Plant Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Type, by Operation Mode, by Size, by Feedstock Type, by Application, by Industry Verticals : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Chakshu Kasturi | Eswara Prasad
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Biogas Plant Market Research, 2032

The global biogas plant market was valued at $3.8 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $5.6 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2023 to 2032.

Report Key Highlighters

  • The report comprises the information related to the steps involved in the production process of biogas plant and comparison of different technologies which are used in the biogas plant.
  • The study will provide you in depth analysis of wet fermentation, plug-flow fermentation and dry fermentation technologies and their components required in the biogas plant also assist you in deciding the most appropriate technology for your biogas plant.

Biogas Plant Market

Biogas plant is a facility in which biogas is produced from the waste material such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste, wastewater, and food waste. Biogas plant produces renewable energy. A biogas plant is the name often given to an anaerobic digester which treats farm wastes or energy crops. A biogas plant consists of a biodigester tank in which organic feedstock is filled and anaerobic bacterial action takes place. The digester will generate biogas at the top of the tank leaving behind liquid slurry at the bottom.

The report includes the study of the biogas plant market with respect to the growth prospects and restraints based on the regional analysis. The study includes Porter’s five forces analysis of the biogas plants industry to determine the impact of suppliers, competitors, new entrants, substitutes, and buyers on the market growth. In addition, biogas plant offers environmental benefits such as reduced landfills, along with easy installation and deployment at sites which is expected to support the growing biogas plant market trends in the coming years.

Several benefits are adjoined with the deploying of biogas plant which include increased renewable energy production, lower dependency on fossil fuel, and waste management. This boosts the growth of the global biogas plant market size during the forecast period. Currently, the biogas plants can meet a sizable portion of the country demand for renewable gas. However, biogas plants can ensure security of gas supply to various industry verticals which is projected to boost the global biogas plant market share in near future. As per biogas plant market forecast, the future of biogas looks promising as biogas is expected to play a dominant role in the energy transition to renewable energy sources.

The biogas plant represents a readily available and future-proof alternative energy solution. There has been a significant increase in waste production in developing nations, which allows biogas plants to continuously produce clean energy without having to worry about the supply of feedstock running out. According to biogas plant market analysis, biogas plants not only provide green energy, but are also important for comprehensive utilization of biomass forestry, animal husbandry, fishery, and agricultural economy, protection of the environment, realization of agricultural recycling, as well as improvement in the sanitary conditions.

The potential for further growth in biogas plant is significant, as plant offers several advantages for the environment. There is an increase in the adoption of eco-friendly energy production systems globally. Biogas plants are a suitable alternative to solve energy crises and also provide socioeconomic and environmental benefits which boost the global biogas plant market growth. In the biogas plant, gas is produced from organic residues and waste from decentralized, local area. Substantial amounts of unused raw materials for biogas production are still accessible, which allows for the generation of energy and presents a global biogas market opportunity in the near future.

Biogas plants are the finest solution for waste management as biogas plant assists developing countries with their landfill issues. The biogas plants turn a waste management issue into a revenue opportunity. There is a significant improvement regarding waste collection and management in areas with biogas plants which leads to improvements in the environment, sanitation, and hygiene. The waste in biogas plant is turned into biogas, which is further utilized in the form of fertilizers and in electricity, heating, and cooking applications. Subsequently, biogas plant helps improve water quality as anaerobic digestion process deactivates pathogens and parasites in wastewater. Biogas plants help improve the environment and lower the landfills which drive the growth of the global biogas plant market.

In the developing countries, adoption of small-scale biogas plant is increasing to control the emission of greenhouse gasses and decomposition of food and kitchen waste. Governments and non-governmental institutions have supported small biogas digesters in rural areas of Asia, South America, and Africa regions. New developments in the small-scale biogas plant will improve the energy production efficiency and liquification of gas in less time. Various components are going through technological developments which is projected to create the biogas plant market opportunities in new applications.

The biogas plant involves several types of equipment, gasholder, machine, and spare parts which add up to the cost of plant. The digestor and piping system of biogas plants are the main elements which involve excessive cost. The biogas plants are extremely sensitive to temperature around the waste. The bacteria which are responsible for the production of biogas from the decomposition of organic materials need a specific optimal temperature. The cost incurred in construction of biogas plant components and the funds invested in its professional maintenance are both equally important.. Professional skill and human resources are required for running the biogas plant in an effective manner. In developing countries, inadequate expertise for the construction and maintenance of biogas plants restrains the growth of the biogas plant market.

Pre-treatment of waste is a major step to produce efficient biogas in plant. The biogas plants are sourced by organic, sewage, sludge industrial and animal waste. Prior disposing of waste into the biogas plant, the waste undergoes several pre-treatment processes. The pre-treatment process comprises several operations such as collection, segregation, adjustment, and decontamination of waste. Handling of waste for longer is also difficult for biogas plant. Handling of waste also requires proper storage systems and power water supply capability which is a challenge for the biogas plant market.

The need for biogas plant has increased due to developments in the global renewable power industry.. The report further outlines the details about the revenue generated by biogas plants across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Major players operating in the biogas plant market include Ameresco, PlanET Biogas Group GmbH, Biofrigas Sweden AB (Publ), Gasum Ltd, EnviTec Biogas AG, Air Liquide, CH4 Biogas, IES BIOGAS srl, Wärtsilä, and Renergon International AG.

The biogas plant market is segmented on the basis of type, operation mode, plant size, feedstock type, application, industry vertical, and region.

Biogas Plant Market by Type

By type, the market is classified into balloon plants, fixed-dome plant, and floating-drum plants. In 2021, the fixed-dome plant segment dominated the market owing to easy installation of plant. The production and removal of biogas from the dome is very convenient; plants occupy less space and has long life. The key factors influencing the rise in demand for fixed-dome plant are affordability, better efficiency, and government support.

Biogas Plant Market by Operation Mode

By operation mode, the market is classified into continuous flow filling and semi-batch filling. In 2021, the continuous flow filling dominated the market as continuous flow filling can increase the efficiency of plant, lower landfill in plant area and increase the production of biogas.

Biogas Plant Market by Size

By size, the market is classified into small size biogas plant and large size biogas plant. In 2021, the large size biogas plant dominated the market owing to increase in investment in the commercial and large biogas plants by government. The large size biogas plant produces high volume of biogas which can be used in electricity and heat generation.

Biogas Plant Market by Feedstock Type

By feedstock type, the market is classified into agricultural waste, animal waste, industrial waste, sewage sludge, and others. In 2021, the agricultural waste segment dominated the market as agriculture waste is easily available in the form of organic waste. The decomposing of agriculture waste is easy and also increases the production of biofertilizers which can be further used in agriculture.

Biogas Plant Market by Application

By application, the market is classified into electricity generation, heat generation, and biofuel generation. In 2021, the electricity generation segment dominated the market owing to increase in the demand for clean and renewable sources in electricity generation. Biogas is produced from the waste which has no impact on environment. In the developing countries, the power plants are producing electricity on hybrid basis which lower the dependency on sole source.

Biogas Plant Market by Industry Verticals

By industry vertical, the market is classified into oil and gas, energy and power, automotive, and others. In 2021, the energy and power segment dominated the market as government is focusing on new infrastructure projects and new policies for adoption of renewable power production plant. Manufacturers are developing well-designed biogas plant to operate continuously with compact maintenance, which is driving the growth of the energy and power segment.

Biogas Plant Market by Region

By region, the market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2021, Asia-Pacific dominated the market owing to increase in number of biogas plants in developing countries. There is a rise in demand for small-scale biogas plant in Asia countries which is expected to be the key factor driving the biogas plant market growth during the forecast period in Asia-Pacific.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has a significant impact on the energy sector. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created shock waves in the global energy and power markets, leading to price volatility, supply shortages, and security issues. The global biogas plant industry was showing growth before the Russia-Ukraine war. The war has a major impact on the renewable energy, both in terms of production and demand. The cost of producing biogas plant components and spare parts was impacted by the war.

The pre-treatment of waste becomes difficult in Russia which impacted the flow of feedstock in the biogas plant. Industries and power houses are hesitant to invest in the biogas plant market with the increase in instability factors for manufactures in the EU region. The war can significantly decline the renewable energy transition of Europe. The Russia-Ukraine war has a major impact on the global biogas plant and biogas transportation market.

Various non-renewable sources are depleting which are used to produce power. Power plants and industries are investing in the biogas plant for clean power generation and to reduce the dependence on the fossil fuels. Companies are investing in business expansion, production capacity, and agreement for the biogas plant market.

Key Strategies

  • In December 2022, Gasum Ltd., company has decided to open a new biogas plant in Vormstad Norway. The consortium is called Trøndelag Biogass and the two other members are Norwegian investment companies Aune Holdingselskap and Salvesen & Thams. Gasum would be the majority owner of the plant and all of the produced biogas would be distributed by Gasum. This development helped the company to generate revenue
  • In March 2021, IES BIOGAS srl company has decided to open a new branch in Serbia. Company has officially inaugurated Pepo Energy, the 1,200 kW plant in Novi Milosevo, Serbia which using agricultural biomass, mostly pumpkin pulp, and wheat residues. This development helped the company to increase the production capacity and fulfil the increasing demand for clean gas in the country.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the biogas plant market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing biogas plant market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the biogas plant market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global biogas plant market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Biogas Plant Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2032

USD 5.6 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.3%

Forecast period

2022 - 2032

Report Pages


By Application
  • Electricity Generation
  • Heat Generation
  • Biofuel Generation
By Type
  • Fixed-Dome Plants
  • Balloon Plants
  • Floating-Drum Plants
By Operation Mode
  • Continuous Flow Filling
  • Semi-Batch Filling
By Industry Verticals
  • Energy and Power
  • Oil and Gas
  • Automotive
  • Others
By Size
  • Small Size Biogas Plant
  • Large Size Biogas Plant
By Feedstock Type
  • Agricultural Waste
  • Animal Waste
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Industrial Waste
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

PlanET Biogas Group GmbH, Ameresco Inc., Wartsila, CH4 Biogas, Air Liquide, Gasum Ltd., Biofrigas Sweden AB, IES BIOGAS srl, Renergon International AG, EnviTec Biogas AG

Analyst Review

The CXOs of major corporations claim that the spread of COVID-19 caused a considerable and quick reduction in the global economic activity. Pandemic had a detrimental effect on the market. Other pandemic consequences include decreased client spending, negative net income and revenue impact the growth of the biogas plant market. There has been a decrease in the investment in biogas plant and other components during the period of severe economic disruption. Post COVID-19 companies in the biogas plant market are anticipating to enhance their production capacity and entering in agreement across border to increase customer base and global presence. Rise in investment in the renewable power generation projects is driving the biogas plant market growth. Government support and increase in small scale biogas plant in rural areas is projected to drive the growth of the global biogas plant market in the near future.

Author Name(s) : Chakshu Kasturi | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

adoption of small-scale biogas plant is increasing in developing countries is the upcoming trends of biogas plant Market in the world

Electricity generation is the leading application of biogas plant Market

The global biogas plant market was valued at $3.8 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $5.6 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2023 to 2032.

Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for biogas plant

The top companies of biogas plant market are EnviTec Biogas AG, Gasum Ltd, Air Liquide, Wärtsilä, Ameresco

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Biogas Plant Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032