Biomass Market

Global Biomass Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Type (Wood, Alcohol fuel, Biomass gas, and Others), By Product (Biodiesel, Biogas, Bioethanol, and Others), By Applications (Residential, Commercial and Industrial), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Energy & Power | January 2024 | Report ID: EMR00539 | Pages: 301

The global biomass market was valued at USD 42.2 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 168.2 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 16.6% from 2024 to 2032.

The use of organic materials, such as plant and animal wastes, for the creation of energy is the main focus of the dynamic biomass market. Biomass presents a viable substitute for conventional fossil fuels, emphasizing sustainable and renewable resources. Greenhouse gas emissions can be decreased by converting biomass into a variety of energy sources, such as solid bioenergy, biogas, and biofuels. The biomass market is essential to promoting the shift towards a greener and more sustainable energy landscape as people look for cleaner and more ecologically friendly energy sources.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

42.2 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

168.2 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Product, By Applications, & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Product, By Applications, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Biomass Market Dynamics

Growing consciousness about climate change and the need for sustainable substitutes fuels the market for biomass. The development of biomass conversion technologies, government incentives, and clean energy-promoting laws all support market growth. The production of heat, power, and biofuels can all be served by biomass, making it a flexible solution. Technological developments, changing regulatory frameworks, and variations in feedstock prices and availability all have a big impact on market trends. Within the broader renewable energy spectrum, the biomass industry is shaped by the dynamic interplay of policy environments, technological innovation, and environmental concerns.


Global Biomass Market Drivers

  • Renewable Energy Mandates

Policies requiring governments to set targets for the use of renewable energy sources, such wind, solar, and biomass, are a key motivator in the energy sector. By reducing reliance on finite fossil fuels and mitigating climate change, these laws seek to address environmental issues. A minimum percentage of energy generation from renewable sources is mandated by regulations and policies implemented by governments. Innovation and investment are encouraged as a result of the market demand this generates for renewable technologies.

  • Technological Advancements

Biomass is becoming a more competitive and viable energy source overall thanks to ongoing advancements in conversion technologies. Technological developments in the areas of combustion, gasification, and biofuel production result in higher energy outputs and less environmental damage. Innovative technologies facilitate the economical and sustainable extraction of energy from biomass, drawing investments and encouraging the integration of biomass into conventional energy networks. In order to address obstacles, open up new markets, and establish biomass as a dynamic and changing part of the global energy landscape, these innovations are essential.



  • Feedstock Availability and Price Volatility

For biomass projects, it can be difficult to maintain a steady and dependable fuel source due to the restricted and irregular availability of biomass feedstocks, such as forestry byproducts or agricultural leftovers. Feedstock price fluctuations can affect project planning and profitability by reducing the economic viability of biomass operations. The biomass business faces challenges in maintaining its competitiveness and growth over other energy sources due to its reliance on seasonal and geographical factors, which intensifies the complexity of feedstock supply and price stability.

  • Infrastructure Constraints

Insufficient infrastructure for gathering, moving, and processing biomass impedes the effective growth and expansion of biomass initiatives. Inadequate logistical assistance can cause delays and raise operating expenses, which reduces biomass's overall viability as an energy source. Inadequate infrastructure standardization exacerbates inefficiencies and complicates the creation of smooth supply chains. To improve the sustainability and general acceptance of biomass within the larger energy landscape, significant investments in infrastructure development, including as storage facilities and transportation networks, are necessary to overcome these obstacles.



  • Carbon Neutral Initiatives

Biomass becomes an essential part of the switch to sustainable energy as communities and businesses throughout the world work to become carbon neutral. Because biomass is a renewable resource that can trap carbon, it supports these programs by providing a carbon-neutral energy source. Biomass has a major role in reducing climate change since it may substitute traditional fossil fuels in a variety of uses. As the emphasis on carbon neutrality grows, biomass is positioned as a crucial component of a greener future, fostering more investment, innovation, and market expansion.

  • Growing demand for biofuels

Biofuels made from biomass are becoming more and more popular as governments enact laws supporting greener options and worries about climate change grow. Transportable and carbon-neutral, biomass is a viable feedstock for the generation of biofuels. Demand for biofuels is higher due to the growing emphasis on lowering dependency on traditional fossil fuels. In addition to addressing environmental issues, this demand stimulates research and investment, fostering a favorable market climate that will support the growth of biofuels derived from biomass, which is essential to the world's shift to greener and more sustainable energy sources.


Segment Overview

  • By Type

Based on type, the global biomass market is divided into wood, alcohol fuel, biomass gas, and others. The market is dominated by wood biomass, which includes using wood and products produced from wood to produce energy.  The generation of alcohol-based fuels, or bioethanol and biodiesel, is the focus of the biofuels industry. Anaerobic digestion and gasification are two processes that produce biogas and syngas, which are collectively referred to as biomass gas.

  • By Product

Based on the product, the global biomass market is categorized into biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, and others. The bioethanol category leads the global biomass market with the largest revenue share in 2023. One kind of alcohol fuel made by fermentation is called bioethanol, and it is mostly made from crops like corn, sugarcane, and other biomass feedstocks. It is frequently mixed with gasoline to produce biofuel, which lowers transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. A renewable fuel made from biomass, specifically vegetable or animal fats, or recycled cooking oil, is biodiesel.

  • By Applications

Based on applications, the global biomass market is segmented into residential, commercial, and industrial. The industrial segment dominates the biomass market. Biomass is used in the industrial sector to meet process heat requirements and generate energy on a bigger scale. Businesses use biomass as a fuel for bio-based products, to produce steam, and to generate energy.  Businesses, organizations, and public spaces that use biomass for heating and cooling are included in the commercial sector. In the domestic sector, heating using biomass is a prevalent practice.


Global Biomass Market Overview by Region

The global biomass market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. With the help of encouraging government regulations and incentives, the region's aggressive adoption of biomass technologies has sped up industry expansion. Projects involving biomass, from the production of bioenergy to sustainable forest management, have seen substantial investments, particularly from the United States and Canada. North America is well-positioned to play a major role in the worldwide shift towards cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy sources, thanks in part to growing awareness of climate change and a desire to minimize carbon footprints.

Throughout the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. Interest in renewable and sustainable energy sources has increased due to the region's growing population, industrialization, and rising energy demand. Government programs and regulations that support the use of biomass for energy production help to expand the market. Additionally, a suitable environment for biomass projects is provided by an abundance of biomass materials, such as organic waste and agricultural wastes. The use of biomass technologies is further boosted by growing environmental consciousness and the need to address air pollution concerns, making Asia-Pacific a major contributor to the global biomass market's growth.



Global Biomass Market Competitive Landscape

In the global biomass market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global biomass market include,

  • AES Corporation
  • Drax
  • Alstom
  • Siemens
  • Foster and Wheeler
  • AA Energy Ltd
  • A S NaturEnergie GmbH
  • ABI Energy Consultancy Services
  • AE E Lentjes GmbH, and various others.


Global Biomass Market Recent Developments

  • In September 2023, the biogas venture by Reliance Industries demonstrates the growth of the biomass sector in India. The CEO and managing director of Thermax Ltd., Ashish Bhandari, recently provided an intriguing statistic. Thermax established Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions Ltd (TOESL) ten years ago as a subsidiary to install biomass-fired plants on clients' properties and offer them steam.
  • In March 2023, Marathon Petroleum Corp. said that it has paid $50 million to Cresta Fund Management to acquire a 49.9% stake in LF Bioenergy, an up-and-coming US supplier of renewable natural gas (RNG). According to the agreement, if specific earn-out objectives are met, there is a possibility for an additional $50 million.
  • In July 2022, An agreement has been announced by Clean Energy Systems, Inc. (CES) to purchase the idle Madera Biomass Power Plant, which is situated in Madera County, California. The current building will be transformed into a biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS) plant by CES.
  • In June 2022, the production of H2-rich gas using biomass gasification has recently advanced. Excellent benefits are provided by biomass gasification for the production of hydrogen (H2), including carbon neutrality, high efficiency, renewable energy sources, and environmental advantages.


Scope of the Global Biomass Market Report

Biomass Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Wood
  • Alcohol fuel
  • Biomass gas
  • Others

By Product

  • Biodiesel
  • Biogas
  • Bioethanol
  • Others


By Applications

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


  • Available upon request


Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Biomass Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global biomass market segmented by type, by product, by applications, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of biomass between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global biomass market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of biomass among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global biomass market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies and Policymakers
  • Energy Companies and Utilities
  • Research and Development Institutions
  • Environmental and Sustainability Organizations
  • End-Users (Residential, Commercial, Industrial)

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Data Collection

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Primary Research

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, The biomass market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world.
According to biomass market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~16.6% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
North America held the largest share in 2023
The major players operating in the global biomass market include AES Corporation, Drax, Alstom, Siemens, Foster and Wheeler, AA Energy Ltd, A S NaturEnergie GmbH, ABI Energy Consultancy Services, AE E Lentjes GmbH, and various others.