Global Biomethane Market, By Production Method (Gasification, Anaerobic Digestion), By Feedstock (In

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Global Biomethane Market, By Production Method (Gasification, Anaerobic Digestion), By Feedstock (Industrial Waste, Agricultural Waste, Sewage Sludge, Energy Crops, Municipal Waste, Others), By Application (Bio-fuel, Electricity generation, Heat generation, Others), By Region (North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Rest of the World) – Market Size & forecasting (2016-2025)

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Domain : Energy

Report Code : EP1958650

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Market Dynamics:

High initial investment and high installation and operating costs are expected to drive the growth of the Global Biomethane Market during the forecast period. This has resulted in some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Segment Analysis:

Biomethane is an organic mixture generated via the breakdown of several materials, which include municipal waste, manure, plant material, wastewater, green waste, and agricultural waste. It is a source of renewable energy to be used as an automotive fuel that can be compressed in the same fashion as natural gas. It can be obtained through anaerobic digestion or gasification, among which anaerobic is the most frequently used method of splitting and filtering plant or animal feedstock such as green, household, agricultural, and even industrial waste. Biomethane gasification involves biomass ignition in limited air supply to achieve an inflammable gas that contains carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, methane, hydrogen, water and contaminants such as microscopic char particles, tars, and ash.

The automotive industry is the principal end-user of the biomethane. The biomethane industry has numerous applications for heat and electricity generation in the power generation and automotive sector. It is broadly used for heat generation because it has a heat capacity of more than 130 BTU / gallon and is also used in industrial and commercial applications due to its high calorific value, thus offering high energy content. The global market size for the alternative fuel is forecast to attain USD 600 million by 2028 due to a reduction in oil reserves and high carbon emissions from conventional fuel sources, which is expected to further boost product demand over the forecast period. Another primary driver of biomethane is the automotive market, where it is injected into natural gas grids for use in the transport sector as a fuel mix. Petroleum fuels are accountable for environmental emissions of hazardous gasses, leading to several ill-effects such as cancer, bronchitis, and asthma. Besides, numerous government policies to promote cleaner and environmentally sustainable fuel production have shifted the global fuel market to alternative fuel in automobiles, which is likely to increase demand for the product by the end of the forecast period.

The biomethane market is evolving quickly in Europe, with double-digit development each year from 187 to 459 European biomethane plants in just five years, with the market projected to continue to grow shortly. Germany accounts for the biggest share of this growth, with a concurrent increase from 87 to 185 plants during the same period. Germany is a leading nation in terms of biomethane production and consumption. RoW and Asia Pacific markets for biomethane are also expected to expand considerably due to the increasing effects of industrial pollution in these developing economies prompting pollution control regulatory bodies to encourage the use of biofuels & other cleaner sources energy. The Middle East is also poised to flourish in this market owing to the depleting reserves of crude oil & natural gas, necessitating governments in these regions to look towards newer avenues.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Use of Biomethane as a transport fuel

  • The surge in demand for electricity

  • High initial investment and high installation and operating costs

Key Developments:

  • In September 2018, EnviTec Biogas AG signed a cooperation agreement with a China-based partner company for further development of the biogas industry in China. EnviTec Biogas AG is building a biogas plant in the province of Shanxi, China. The 1,570-m3 biogas plant is being built nearly 500 kilometers southwest of Beijing. It is the company's fifth successful construction project in China.

  • In September 2018, by purchasing the biomethane plant of BayWa R.E. in Lower Saxony, Evergaz reinforced its presence in Germany. BayWa R.E. Is a major renewable energy developer globally. This unit is the third biogas plant in Germany for Evergaz.

  • In September 2017, EnviTec Biogas AG enhanced its services by expanding its warehouse facilities at the Calbe/Saale site in Germany. The company plans to accelerate and improve the availability of replacement parts and consumables for plant operators in Braunschweig, Berlin, and Leipzig, thereby reducing the downtime.

  • In March 2017, the acquisition of two biogas plants in Germany was announced by Evergaz. The two plants are situated in Pessin and Dessau and each has 1400 Nm3/h of biomethane manufacturing capacity.

  • In April 2015, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG successfully commissioned a substantial production facility for biomethane manufacturing at Schwedt / Oder, Germany. The new facility is expected to use a new technology generated internally to manufacture 100% straw biomethane.

Regional Analysis:

The regional outlook for the global biomethane market provides detailed information for markets including North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are estimated to be key regions for the global biomethane market during the forecast period. Being one of the industrialized regions, the energy & power sector is key to the operations of various industries in this region. This is one of the important factors governing the growth of the global biomethane market in these regions. Some of the major countries covered in this region include US, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada, and so on.

The Asia Pacific is estimated one of the fastest-growing regions for the global biomethane market during the forecast period. Some of the fastest-growing economies and increasing demand for energy & power to cater to high population & industries are expected to drive the demand in this region. China and India are projected to register major demand during the forecast period. Middle East that includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, and others promises high market potential during the forecast period. The rest of the World including South America and Africa are emerging regions in terms of market demand during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: Planet JV Energen Biogas Global GmbH, CNG Services Ltd., Future Biogas Ltd., VERBIO Gasrec, Magne Gas, Biogas Products Ltd., Gazasia Ltd., Schmack Carbotech GmbH, SGN, SoCalGas, Envitec Biogas AG, ORBITAL and ETW Enerietechnik GmbH, Magne Gas, and Gasrec AB…

Market Segmentation:

By Production Method:

  • Gasification

  • Anaerobic Digestion

By Feedstock:

  • Industrial Waste

  • Agricultural Waste

  • Sewage Sludge

  • Energy Crops

  • Municipal Waste

  • Others

By Application:

  • Bio-fuel

  • Electricity generation

  • Heat generation

  • Others

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Production Method

    • By Feedstock

    • By Application

  • Western Europe

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Production Method

    • By Feedstock

    • By Application

  • Eastern Europe

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Production Method

    • By Feedstock

    • By Application

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Production Method

    • By Feedstock

    • By Application

  • Middle East

    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Production Method

    • By Feedstock

    • By Application

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (South America, Africa)

    • By Production Method

    • By Feedstock

    • By Application

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