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Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market Size By Feedstock (Organic Waste, Sewage Sludge, Energy Crops, Others), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), By Process (Wet AD, Dry AD), Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI2067
  • Published Date: Feb 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market Size

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market size was valued at over USD 45 billion in 2019 and cumulative installed capacity is projected to exceed 17 GW by 2026. Rising focus to limit greenhouse gas emissions coupled with introduction of supportive policies by respective governments toward biogas utilization will fuel the Europe anaerobic digestion industry demand.

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market

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Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a biochemical process that primarily produces a gas which is composed of carbon dioxide and methane by degrading organic matter. The entire process of biomethanization is carried out in the absence of oxygen and the sludge produced is used as a fertilizer. Availably of feedstock, strong supply networks along with rising focus toward waste management will stimulate the European industry growth.

The Europe anaerobic digestion market report features a detailed analysis of industry trends and is segmented on a regional & country basis across feedstock, application, and process. Moreover, the market forecasts & estimates are in line with the data represented by authorities including the European Environment Agency (EEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), International Energy Agency (IEA), European Commission (EC), government regulatory bodies, and company press releases.

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market Analysis

Europe anaerobic digestion market by feedstock

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The production of biogas, comprising methane, carbon dioxide and other gases, is a vital function of an anaerobic digestion plant. The proportion of methane produced is primarily determined by the type of feedstock used in the biogas plants. Organic waste, sewage sludge, energy crops, and other waste materials are primarily used as a raw material in AD plants.

Shifting trends toward the use of non-organic feedstocks for biogas production will stimulate the market demand of sewage sludge for generation of biogas.

Rising focus toward resource recovery technologies and expansion of wastewater treatment plants will significantly boost the adoption of sewage sludge as a fuel across the anaerobic digestion plants. Moreover, the ongoing shift to lower the overall disposing cost on account of their ability to reduce sewage sludge volume will further augment the Europe anaerobic digestion market trends.

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market By Application

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Ongoing shift toward utilization of renewable energy resources is set to drive the biomethanization segment of the European market over the forecast timeline. For instance, in 2018, the EU introduced updated renewable energy directive with a target of 32% share of renewable energy resources (RES) in the final energy consumption by 2030.

The paradigm shift toward enhancing sustainability across key economic sectors coupled with the development of waste to energy framework across the region will fuel the Europe anaerobic digestion market outlook.

The management of municipal solid waste (MSW) has become a vital factor for the establishment of a circular economy. The growing demand of sustainable waste management practices is propelling the market growth of anaerobic digestion. Low-maintenance, cost effectiveness and minimal GHG emissions are some of the paramount features boosting the technology adoption across the commercial sector.

In addition, government supported programs are playing a key role in enhancing the market share of biogas generating technologies across the rural communities and areas without connection to grid.

Biogas is primarily produced from fermentation in anaerobic digesters using manure, agricultural waste, and energy crops. The anaerobic digestion plants can be divided into wet and dry, which is classified on the basis of moisture content of the feedstock. The wet digesters are more commonly used when compared to dry AD and consists of less than 15 percent of solid content.

The wet anaerobic digestion can produce more biogas per weight but have less tolerance for heavy metals and require more processing to separate materials. Reduced time for gas generation, larger gas output and higher content of methane are some of the prominent features which will drive the growth of wet section of the Europe anaerobic digestion market over the forecast timeframe.

Germany, Italy and Czech Republic collectively accounted for over 70% of market share in 2019. The reliability of the legal and political framework and effective support schemes will play a pivotal role in the expansion of Europe anaerobic digestion market trends. The developing regulatory framework pertaining to the GHG emission and adoption of renewable energy-based solutions will further favor the market statistics in the region.

In addition, high feedstock potential across Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Croatia and Ireland on account of their strong agricultural profiles along with availability of extensive gas supply and distribution networks will further enhance the market demand of anaerobic digestion over the forecast period.

Supportive regulatory schemes for the utilization of biogas primarily in electricity sector along with rising count of biogas fueled power plants will stimulate the Germany anaerobic digestion market. For instance, Renewable Energy Sources Act introduced in 2017, prioritizes the electricity generation from renewable energy sources.

Growing efforts to curb carbon footprint coupled with favorable government measures toward renewable energy adoption will further propel the market trends.

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market Share

The eminent market players are focusing on partnership & joint ventures to maintain the competitive edge in the Europe anaerobic digestion industry. New product launches and acquisitions are also among the key strategies followed by the industry giants to gain market share.

The prominent market players profiled in the Europe anaerobic digestion market includes:

  • Viessmann Group
  • BTS-biogas
  • EnviTec Biogas AG
  • Agrinz Technologies GmbH
  • PlanET Biogas Global GmbH
  • Agraferm Technologies AG
  • Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International
  • BDI - Bioenergy International GmbH
  • Gasum

Europe anaerobic digestion market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of “MW”, “Million Dry Tons of Substrate (MToS)” and “USD” from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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By Feedstock

  • Organic Waste
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Energy Crops
  • Others

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Process

  • Wet AD
  • Dry AD

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • Austria
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Czech Republic
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
Authors: Ankit Gupta, Abhishek Chopra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The overall europe anaerobic digestion market might register a crcr of 7.8% over the anticipated period.

The forecast worth of europe anaerobic digestion market is predicted to exceed 17 GW by 2026.

Increasing focus toward decarbonizing the energy sector and favorable regulatory framework for biogas production will be key driving factors for the growth of the European industry.

Viessmann Group, BTS-biogas, EnviTec Biogas AG, Agrinz Technologies GmbH, PlanET Biogas Global GmbH, Agraferm Technologies AG, WELTEC BIOPOWER, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International, BDI - Bioenergy International GmbH and Gasum are the major players operating in the European market for anaerobic digestion.

The European anaerobic digestion industry value will witness around 8% CAGR from 2020 to 2026.

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 411
  • Countries covered: 14
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