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Anaerobic Digestion Market size in Europe to exceed $75bn by 2026

  • Published Date: February 26, 2020

Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market size is expected to surpass USD 75 Billion by 2026, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights Inc.

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a natural process in which organic materials are broken down into biogas and digestates with the help of microorganisms. The anaerobic digestion plant operates at low temperatures, that allows micro-organisms to digest the feedstock inside a controlled reactor in the absence of oxygen. The produced gas is composed of 50 - 65% of methane and up to 50% carbon dioxide & trace amount of other gases. Biogas from anaerobic digestion can be further upgraded to biomethane that results in more than 95 % methane in product gas. The resulting biomethane can be injected into the Natural Gas grid and supplied to several industries to fulfil their energy demand.

Rising focus to decarbonize the energy sector, high feedstock potential and support schemes for promoting the utilization of renewable energy resources are amongst the most instrumental market trends that will drive the growth of Europe anaerobic digestion industry. In addition, shifting trends toward the circular economy and sustainable development will play a pivotal role in the expansion of the Europe anaerobic digestion market. The agenda of the circular economy is further strengthened by a host of legislation including the EU Circular Economy Strategy. This has resulted in the increased market share of AD technologies across the region.

High conversion efficiency and low investment cost will stimulate the market demand energy crops as a feedstock

Europe anaerobic digestion market from energy crops will witness a steady growth on account of its high conversion efficiency and yield maximization (dry matter per hectare). Major components of energy crops include a mix of maize and manure, which is used across decentralized agricultural anaerobic digestion plants. Furthermore, low investment cost, fast biogas production and high energy density are some of the beneficial features positively complimenting the penetration of energy crops as a feedstock in anaerobic digestion plants.

Browse key industry insights spread across 250 pages with 380 market data tables & 31 figures & charts from the report, “Europe Anaerobic Digestion Market Outlook 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”in detail along with the table of contents:

Development of small-scale anaerobic digestion plants to compensate household energy demand across rural area augmenting the industry statistics

A small-scale anaerobic digestion plant can produce fertilizer and biogas for a household or community level in rural areas. These units generally utilize kitchen & garden waste, animal manure from the farms and other organic waste to produce biogas. Significant GHG emission reduction potential along with low-maintenance and cost requirements has resulted in growing market share across residential applications. Moreover, easy availability of sufficient feedstock and development of smart energy grids to integrate biogas and other renewable energy sources will further stimulate the market trends across residential sector.

Favorable regulatory landscape for biogas production spurring the market outlook in Italy

The intensive and large livestock and agriculture production will greatly contribute to the growth of anaerobic digestion market across Italy. The approval of a national regulatory framework on the use of the digestate in the agriculture have allowed companies to produce biogas from organic waste. In addition, introduction of supportive government schemes and policies including Feed-in tariff, Premium Tariff schemes, and Premium Tariff for biomethane injection into the grid will further augment the market growth in the forthcoming years.

Key market players operating across Europe Anaerobic digestion market comprise of Viessmann Group, EnviTec Biogas AG, BTS-biogas, Agrinz Technologies GmbH, Agraferm Technologies AG, PlanET Biogas Global GmbH, WELTEC BIOPOWER, BDI - Bioenergy International GmbH, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International, Gasum, amongst others. Partnership agreements and acquisitions are few noteworthy strategies followed by key market players to sustain a competitive edge over other participant in the industry.

Authors: Ankit Gupta, Nikhil Paranjape