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Europe Biogas Market Size By Technology (Anaerobic Digestion, Pyrolysis, Gasification, Others), By Feedstock (Agriculture, Municipal, Industrial, Others) By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook (Austria, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Ireland), Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2024

Published Date: September 2017 | 120 Pages | Report ID: GMI2070 | Report Format: PDF

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Industry Trends

Europe Biogas Market size for 2016 was valued over USD 900 Million and the annual installation is set to exceed 1400 MW by 2024.

             Germany Biogas Market Size, By Feedstock, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)


Favorable government initiatives including feed in tariff, renewable portfolio standards, tax incentive schemes and direct subsidies will drive the biogas market size. Industry has witnessed steep progression in the last decade on account of rising concern toward energy conservation. Depleting conventional fuel resources favored by stringent reforms pertaining to greenhouse gas emissions will further foster the industry growth. In 2017, under its climate action program Germany aims to curb emissions up to 40% by 2020 and 95% by 2050 from 1990 level.

Growing demand for biological waste treatment coupled with favorable government measures to encourage and promote renewable energy utilization will stimulate the biogas market. Introduction of incentives by respective authorities will further encourage the adoption of AD plants. In 2015, the government of UK introduced feed in tariffs worth 9.36 p/kWh for greater than 250kWe to 500kWe, 10.13 p/kWh for less than 250kWe and 8.68 p/kWh for greater than 500 kWe for anaerobic digestion plants respectively.


Europe Biogas market, By Technology

Anaerobic Digestion in 2016 accounted for over 60% of Europe biogas market share. Increasing demand for treating high moisture containing organic wastes will augment the industry potential. The technology improves long term business sustainability and reduces input cost owing to extensive penetration across small size, rural and off-grid applications at the domestic level.

Ability to offer high efficiency and economies of scale are few indispensable parameters driving the gasification biogas market. These systems provide clean energy and is suitable for power generation through solid biomass sources. The technology is gaining momentum across the region on account of favorable legal framework across the continent. The renewable capacity addition targets in addition to increasing waste management practices will further complement the business outlook.


Europe Biogas market, By Feedstock

Agriculture biogas market share is set to witness gain over 7% on account of favorable government initiative towards the expansion of agricultural practices. Direct payment schemes along with national rural development program to provide financial assistance to the farmers will encourage the product adoption across the region. Regulators are comprehending the potential and are investing immensely to implement these systems.

Increasing population, change in lifestyle and industrialization across developing economies will foster the municipal biogas market growth. Growing awareness toward waste management along with rapid urbanization across the region will further stimulate the product penetration. The EU introduced Directive 2008/98/EC to provide the framework for handling waste in the community.

Europe Biogas market, By Application

Industrial biogas market is set to exceed an annual installation of over 600 MW by 2024. Rapid industrialization along with growing electricity demand will positively influence the industry growth. In April 2016, EnviTec Service partnered Energielenker GmbH for its exclusive solutions for decentralized, renewable energy supplies and power generating plants across Germany.

Increasing demand for reliable, energy efficient and cost-effective technologies for waste treatment will propel the commercial biogas market growth. Increasing consumer awareness in line with the hazardous effects of greenhouse gas emissions will stimulate the increasing installation of these plants. In 2016, EU has underlined target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.


Europe Biogas market, By Country

Favorable government measures including tax incentives to encourage adoption and deployment will drive the Austria biogas market. In compliance to the European Union renewable target, the country has established capacity addition plans with an aim to integrate 34% renewable sources by 2020.

Germany biogas market is set to exceed a cumulative installation of 300 MW by 2024. Favorable government measures toward renewable energy adoption along with growing concerns to curb carbon footprint will propel the industry growth. In June 2017, IES biogas, signed an agreement for the construction of new plant in Croatia. The new plant connected to a co-generator will produce 1000 kWh and will meet an electrical need for about 3000 families.

Increase in production of waste coupled with stringent regulatory norms to minimize environmental impact will foster the Poland biogas market growth. Positive outlook towards agricultural sector along with ongoing practice toward waste management and GHG reduction will boost the product penetration. In October 2016, Poland in line with the Paris Agreement will contribute towards the European commission target of reducing emissions by at least 40% by 2030


Competitive Market Share

Key participants in Europe biogas market includes EnviTech, Schmack, IES Biogas, Agrinz Technologies, Agraferm Technologies AG, BDI- Bioenergy International, CH4 Biogas, Weltec, BTS-biogas, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International, Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure, Zorg Biogas, AgriCapital, Gasum, PlanET Biogastechnik, Biogas System.

Industry has witnessed mergers and acquisitions as the prime strategic implication from large industry participants. Additionally, economies of scale favored by expansion of manufacturing facilities act as a vital component towards the industry sustainability.


Biogas Industry Background

Biogas is renewable source of energy produced by the fermentation of organic matter or by anaerobic digestion. Sewage sludge, biodegradable, municipal solid, manure, are some of the feedstock used to generate the output. It primarily comprises of carbon dioxide and methane gas. It can be used either for generating electricity or as a vehicle fuel. It can also be burned directly for cooking, lightning, process heat, heating and absorption refrigeration.

What Information does this report contain?

What was the historic market data from 2013 to 2016, what is the industry growth forecast from 2017 to 2024?
A detailed analysis of regulatory trends, growth drivers, industry pitfalls, challenges and opportunities for participants
Which are the leading market products, applications & regions and how will they perform by 2024?
What are the technology & innovation trends, how will they evolve by 2024?
Which companies lead the industry, how are they positioned in the market in terms of sustainability, competency, production capacity and strategic outlook?