Waste-derived Biogas Market

Global Waste-derived Biogas Market Report: By Type (Passive Anaerobic Digestion Systems, Landfill Gas Systems, Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion Systems, Dry Anaerobic Digestion Systems and Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion Systems), Application (Agricultural, Industrial and Other), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032.

Energy & Power | February 2024 | Report ID: EMR00584 | Pages: 301

Global Waste-derived Biogas market is predicted to reach approximately USD 98.42 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 8.44% from 2024 to 2032.

Waste-derived biogas, also known as landfill gas, is produced through the anaerobic digestion of organic waste materials such as agricultural residues, food waste, sewage sludge, and municipal solid waste. This process breaks down organic matter in the absence of oxygen, generating biogas composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. The captured biogas can be purified and used as a renewable fuel for electricity generation, heating, and transportation, offering significant environmental benefits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing a sustainable energy source.

The market for waste-derived biogas has grown rapidly in recent years due to strict regulations meant to reduce carbon emissions and growing environmental consciousness. Around the world, governments and legislators are putting policies into place to support the growth of biogas infrastructure. These include regulatory frameworks, subsidies, and incentives to stimulate investment in waste-to-energy projects. Furthermore, technological developments in the purification and production of biogas have improved its scalability and efficiency, making waste-derived biogas a desirable substitute for fossil fuels.

 

 

Global Waste-derived Biogas report scope and segmentation.

Report Attribute

Details

Estimated Market Value (2023)

USD 47.47 billion

Projected Market Value (2032)

USD 98.42 billion

Base Year

2023

Forecast Years

2024 – 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Based on By Type, By Application, & Region.

Segments Covered

By Type, By Application, & By 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.

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.

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Delivered as an attached PDF and Excel through email, according to the purchase option.

 

Global Waste-derived Biogas dynamics

Governments and organisations are prioritising sustainable waste management practices and renewable energy sources due to growing concerns about climate change and environmental degradation. Regulations and policy initiatives that target the adoption of renewable energy sources and lower carbon emissions encourage investment in waste-to-energy projects and biogas infrastructure, which in turn drives market growth. The production, purification, and utilisation of biogas are driven by technological advancements and innovations that improve process efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, thereby driving market dynamics. Additionally, increasing public awareness and shifting consumer preferences towards environmentally friendly energy solutions contribute to the growing demand for waste-derived biogas.

However, the waste-derived biogas market is not without its challenges and constraints. High capital costs associated with biogas plant development and infrastructure investments pose significant barriers to market entry and expansion. Operational complexities, including feedstock availability, variability, and quality, can impact biogas production efficiency and reliability, posing challenges for project viability and profitability. Moreover, limited access to financing and investment capital, coupled with regulatory uncertainty and permitting requirements, hinder market growth and inhibit industry development.

 

Global Waste-derived Biogas drivers

  • Focus on Climate Change Mitigation:

The market for waste-derived biogas is primarily driven by the urgent need to combat climate change. Governments and organisations are placing a higher priority on renewable energy sources like biogas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in response to rising global temperatures and environmental concerns. The process of producing biogas from organic waste offers a renewable substitute for fossil fuels and aids in mitigating the emission of methane, one of the strongest greenhouse gases. Demand for waste-derived biogas as a sustainable energy source is anticipated to increase as nations work to meet the climate targets set forth in international agreements like the Paris Agreement.

  • Effect of Government Incentives and Policies:

Government policies and incentives are major factors propelling the waste-derived biogas market's expansion. Numerous nations provide monetary rewards, subsidies, and feed-in tariffs to encourage the growth of waste-to-energy and biogas infrastructure projects. A favourable environment for investment in biogas production facilities is also created by regulatory mandates and renewable energy targets, which force utilities and industries to use more renewable energy sources. Additionally, governments impose waste management laws that promote the transfer of organic waste from landfills to biogas facilities, thereby increasing consumer demand and promoting the expansion of the industry.

 

Restraints:

  • High Capital Costs:

A major impediment to the waste-derived biogas industry is the substantial capital expenditures linked to project development and infrastructure investment. It costs a lot of money up front to establish biogas production facilities and upgrade current infrastructure with new machinery, technology, and building materials. Because biogas projects require a lot of capital, they may discourage potential investors and restrict market expansion, particularly in areas with poor regulatory frameworks or limited access to financing.

  • Feedstock Availability and Quality:

For the waste-derived biogas market, feedstock quality and availability pose major obstacles. The process of producing biogas depends on organic waste materials, which can be affected by supply chain constraints and seasonal variations. These materials include food waste, agricultural residues, and sewage sludge. Optimising plant efficiency and sustaining biogas production levels depend on a steady and dependable feedstock supply. Project developers and operators may face difficulties due to variations in feedstock availability, contamination, and waste composition, which can affect biogas yields and operational performance.

 

Opportunities:

  • Technological Innovations:

Technological advancements and innovations in biogas production and utilization offer promising opportunities for market growth and differentiation. Emerging technologies such as advanced anaerobic digestion processes, biomethane upgrading systems, and co-digestion techniques enhance process efficiency, biogas yields, and product quality. Additionally, the integration of biogas with other renewable energy sources such as solar and wind enables hybrid energy systems that improve grid stability and reliability. As the pace of innovation accelerates and new solutions emerge, the waste-derived biogas market stands to benefit from enhanced performance, flexibility, and scalability, driving greater adoption and market penetration.

 

Segment Overview

  • By Type

By type, the market includes passive anaerobic digestion systems, landfill gas systems, thermophilic anaerobic digestion systems, dry anaerobic digestion systems, and mesophilic anaerobic digestion systems. Each type of system employs distinct processes and technologies to produce biogas from organic waste materials.

Passive anaerobic digestion systems rely on naturally occurring microbial activity to break down organic waste in the absence of oxygen, generating biogas as a by-product. Landfill gas systems capture methane emissions from decomposing organic matter in landfill sites, converting them into usable biogas for energy production. Thermophilic anaerobic digestion systems operate at higher temperatures, accelerating the digestion process and enhancing biogas yields, while mesophilic anaerobic digestion systems operate at moderate temperatures, suitable for a wide range of feedstocks and applications. Dry anaerobic digestion systems process solid organic waste materials without the need for liquid substrates, offering advantages in terms of feedstock flexibility and process efficiency.

  • By Application  

By application, the waste-derived biogas market serves various sectors including agriculture, industry, and other applications. In the agricultural sector, biogas production facilities utilize organic waste materials such as crop residues, animal manure, and agricultural by-products to generate renewable energy and produce nutrient-rich digestate for soil amendment. Industrial applications of biogas encompass a wide range of industries including food processing, wastewater treatment, and manufacturing, where organic waste streams can be converted into biogas for on-site energy generation or distributed to the grid. Other applications of waste-derived biogas include municipal waste management, where biogas plants process municipal solid waste and sewage sludge to produce renewable energy and reduce landfilling.

 

Global Waste-derived Biogas Overview by Region

In Europe, countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark have emerged as leaders in biogas production, driven by supportive policies, robust infrastructure, and a strong commitment to renewable energy. The European Union's Renewable Energy Directive and circular economy initiatives have incentivized the development of biogas projects, particularly in the agricultural sector, where anaerobic digestion of organic waste materials is widely practiced. Similarly, in North America, the United States and Canada have witnessed significant growth in the waste-derived biogas market, fuelled by federal and state-level incentives, renewable energy targets, and increasing awareness of the environmental benefits of biogas production. Biogas projects in North America span a range of applications, from agricultural and industrial waste management to landfill gas capture and wastewater treatment.

In Asia Pacific, countries such as China, India, and Japan are experiencing rapid expansion in the waste-derived biogas market, driven by urbanization, industrialization, and growing concerns over air and water pollution. China, in particular, has made substantial investments in biogas infrastructure and renewable energy projects to address environmental challenges and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. In India, government-led initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Mission and the National Biogas and Manure Management Program promote the adoption of biogas technology for decentralized waste management and rural electrification. Meanwhile, in Southeast Asia, countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam are exploring opportunities to harness biogas from agricultural residues and organic waste streams to meet energy demands and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 

Global Waste-derived Biogas market competitive landscape

Established waste management companies such as Veolia Environnement, Waste Management Inc., and Suez Environment are prominent players in the market, leveraging their expertise in waste collection, treatment, and disposal to develop and operate biogas production facilities. Energy utilities and renewable energy companies, including NextEra Energy, Ørsted, and Enel Green Power, are actively investing in biogas projects as part of their renewable energy portfolios, seeking to diversify energy sources and capitalize on regulatory incentives for renewable energy development.

In addition to traditional players, a growing number of technology providers are driving innovation and technological advancements in the biogas sector. Companies like Anaergia, Bright Biomethane, and PlanET Biogas Global GmbH specialize in designing and manufacturing biogas plant equipment, anaerobic digestion systems, and biogas upgrading technologies to optimize process efficiency and biogas yields. Furthermore, start-ups and research institutions are actively exploring novel approaches and emerging technologies to enhance biogas production, purification, and utilization, opening up new opportunities for market disruption and growth.

Government agencies and policymakers also play a crucial role in shaping the competitive landscape of the waste-derived biogas market through regulatory frameworks, incentives, and funding programs aimed at promoting renewable energy and sustainable waste management practices. Initiatives such as renewable energy targets, feed-in tariffs, tax credits, and carbon pricing mechanisms provide critical support and incentives for biogas project development and investment, influencing market dynamics and competitiveness.

 

Global Waste-derived Biogas Recent Developments

  • June 2023, MAPFRE, in collaboration with Abante and IAM Carbonzero, is introducing the MAPFRE Energías Renovables II, FCR fund. With IAM Carbonzero serving as the fund advisor and specialist in the energy sector, this initiative marks an innovative endeavour in Europe. The fund will focus its investments on biomethane, a fully green biofuel derived from animal and plant waste. Biomethane can seamlessly integrate into the natural gas grid, power electricity through engines, and serve as a sustainable fuel source.
  • Jan 2023, UGI Corporation has announced that MBL Bioenergy has entered into an agreement to advance its second and third clusters of dairy manure waste to renewable natural gas ("RNG") projects in South Dakota. These additional projects will collectively represent an investment of around $150 million by MBL Bioenergy. UGI Energy Services, LLC ("UGIES"), a subsidiary of UGI, will provide 100% of the funding for these projects. MBL Bioenergy is a joint venture partnership between UGIES, Sevana Bioenergy, and a subsidiary of California Bioenergy ("CalBio"). Its primary focus is on the development of RNG projects in South Dakota.   

 

Scope of global Waste-derived Biogas report

Global Waste-derived Biogas report segmentation

ATTRIBUTE

DETAILS

By Type  

  • Passive Anaerobic Digestion Systems
  • Landfill Gas Systems
  • Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion Systems
  • Dry Anaerobic Digestion Systems
  • Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion Systems

By Application

  • Agricultural
  • Industrial
  • Other

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

Pricing

  • Available upon request

 

Objectives of the Study

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

  • Global Waste-derived Biogas size and forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for global Waste-derived Biogas market segmented by Type, By Application, and by region. Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers between 2024 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for global Waste-derived Biogas
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the market of global Waste-derived Biogas among consumers.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Global Waste-derived Biogas forecast period is 2024 - 2032
According to global Waste-derived Biogas research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 8.44% over the next eight years.
The possible segments in global Waste-derived Biogas are based on by Type, By Application, & by region.
The expected market size for Global Waste-derived Biogas is USD 47.47 billion in 2023.
The major players in the market are Clarke Energy, Siemens AG, Zorg Biogas, Biogen Greenfinch, WELTEC BIOPOWER GMBH, Cargill Inc., AAT Abwasser- und Abfalltechnik GmbH, Environmental Products & Technology Corp., Bekon Biogas Energy Inc., and N-bio GmbH.