Biochar Market Size, Share, Trends, Global Sector / Industry Report & Analysis, 2019-2025 (Includes Business Impact of COVID-19)

  • TBI570764
  • August 01, 2019
  • Global
  • 132 pages
  • HCCResearch
                                              Abstract, Snapshot, Market Analysis & Market Definition: Global Biochar Market

The global biochar market sizewas worth USD 1.3 billion in 2018, while demand was estimated at 395.3 kilo tons that year. Increasing consumption of product in producing organic food and its ability to enhance soil fertility and plant growth are expected to be the key growth drivers.
Biochar is basically a charcoal derived by controlled heating of waste materials, such as agricultural waste, wood waste, forest waste, and animal manure. Among all the end uses, it is widely used in soil amendment to reduce pollutants and toxic elements, and to prevent reducing moisture level, soil leeching, and fertilizer run off. Environmental awareness, cheaper cost of raw material, and cohesive government policies for waste management are anticipated to create greater avenues for the market expansion.
The industry comprises the organized and unorganized sector owing to presence of very few large scale manufacturers and growing number of small and medium scale manufacturers, especially in North America and Europe. Asia Pacific and Middle East countries are expected to grow at a slower rate with lack of awareness regarding product benefits and its long-term advantages. Manufacturing of high quality biochar requires heavy capital investment. As a result of it, several companies have exited the market place in past few years.
In rural areas of countries such as China, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico, large amount of this product is produced in collaboration with research groups and institutions. The number of organized players in the industry manufacturing high quality products is expected to increase with growing demand for organic food.
Full potential of biochar is yet to realize in other sectors than agricultural sector. It is used as a fabric additive in the textile industry, as a raw material in manufacturing of building materials and as a shield against electromagnetic radiation in the electronics industry. Growing demand from the food sector is expected to be an extremely important factor in boosting the biochar market growth.
Use of biochar in water treatment process is anticipated to be another important application in near future supported by rising demand for water treatment facilities, especially in emerging economies. Moreover, production of biochar using biogas and crop residue is expected to compliment market growth over the forecast period.
The raw materials required for manufacturing of the product are wood waste, forest waste, agricultural waste, and animal manure. These are mainly procured from suppliers of the wood and forest based product sector. Companies such as Georgia-Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, and West Fraser are the few among major suppliers of wood pellets and residue to various manufacturers.
The EU Commission and the U.S. (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA are the regulatory authorities governing the market. It has made regulations related to the use of product in agricultural production and waste management. Several new rules has been released by the U.S. EPA regarding production and by the EU commission regarding production and consumption of the product. As the product is still into the preliminary stage, there are huge opportunities for development of blended products to grow in future.

Market Segmentation, Outlook & Viewpoint: Global Biochar Market

Technology Market Segmentation & Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)




Application Market Segmentation & Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)






Key Players, Recent Developments & Regional Insights: Global Biochar Market

In 2018, the agriculture application segment accounted for 71.1% of the total biochar demand. Biochar helps to enhance water and fertilizer holding capacity and improve soil’s biological productivity, which helps in providing crop nutrition and accelerating growth. However, a large number of farmers still lack in knowledge about the product and its benefits.
In agricultural applications, general farming is a major segment that is expected to rise substantially and augment the demand of the overall market owing to increasing awareness among farmers by research groups and institutes.
Livestock farming contributes to a large proportion of the overall consumption in agricultural applications. Ability of the product to provide essential nutrients and maintain the health of livestock has increased its consumption in livestock farming, including poultry farming, cattle farming, and meat production. Growing government support for organic farming is expected to create huge potential in forthcoming years.
Other major applications including water and waste treatment have witnessed rising demand in emerging economies, such as China and India, along with growing need for advanced water infrastructure and hygiene awareness.
In organic farming, factors such as growing demand for organic food, health consciousness, and increasing consumer spending capacity are complementing this sector to grow exponentially over the coming years. Whereas, conventional farming is still used in several rural areas as it provides more yield. The use of biochar into mixed farming, zero tillage farming, and biodynamic agriculture would witness strong growth with supportive initiatives taken by government and private institutions.

Regional Insights
North America has been the highest consumer of the product and it is expected to witness significant growth with increasing demand for organic food and high consumption of meat. Awareness pertaining to biochar is very high in this region as compared to others, and farming community has more knowledge about the product and its benefits. Moreover, low feed costs for livestock are expected to expand the consumption in this sector.
U.S. has been generating the highest revenue in the world as a result of huge awareness about the product in the country. Numerous small and large scale manufacturers operating at domestic and international levels have contributed to the growth of the sector. In spite of several companies exiting from the industry owing to lack of capital and expected growth, the overall growth prospects will be highly positive over the upcoming period.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness extremely high growth owing to presence of large and developing agriculture sector in growing economies, such as China and India. Various R&D activities and government initiatives are expected to contribute in spreading awareness about biochar and its benefits among farming community and would result in increased demand.
China is the third largest organic food producing country in the world. Use of genetically modified crops has affected the soil and crop productivity in agriculture fields of the country. Amalgamation of biochar in farming led by several research initiatives in the country is expected to increase awareness about the product and propel the consumption.
Biochar Market Share Insights
Key players involved in manufacturing of Biochar are BSEI, Airex Energy Inc., and Diacarbon Energy. More than 80% of medium and large scale manufacturers are concentrated in North America while, Asia Pacific and Europe comprise lesser concentration. Aberystwyth University, Massey University, Federal Rural University of the Amazon, and University of East Anglia are among few of the research institutions engaged in production and R&D activities of biochar.
Timber manufacturers such as Georgia-Pacific, West Fraser, and Weyerhaeuser supply wood pellets and waste wood to various manufacturers in North America. This industry has numerous small manufacturers including Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., who has integrated their value chain at all the levels. Companies such as Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., 3R ENVIRO TECH Group, Phoenix Energy, and Pacific Pyrolysis deliver pyrolysis technology to manufacture the product and waste to energy solutions.

Key Insights Covered: Global Biochar Market
1.  North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America market size (sales, revenue and growth rate) of Biochar industry.
2. Global major manufacturers' operating situation (sales, revenue, growth rate and gross margin) of Biochar industry.
3. Global major countries (United States, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, C. America, Chile, Peru, Colombia) market size (sales, revenue and growth rate) of Biochar industry.
4. SWOT analysis, New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis, Upstream raw materials and manufacturing equipment & Industry chain analysis of Biochar industry.
5. Global market size (sales, revenue) forecast by regions and countries from 2019 to 2024 of Biochar industry.

Research Methodology: Global Biochar Market
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  • Supply Side Primary Contributors: Product Managers, Marketing Managers, C-Level Executives, Distributors, Market Intelligence, Regulatory Affairs Managers among other

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
 1.1. Market Segmentation & Scope
 1.2. Market Definition
 1.3. Information Procurement
     1.3.1. Purchased Database
     1.3.2. HCC’s Internal Database
     1.3.3. Secondary Sources & Third-Party Perspectives
     1.3.4. Primary Research
 1.4. Information Analysis 
     1.4.1. Data Analysis Models
 1.5. Market Formulation & Data Visualization
     1.5.1. Data Validation & PublishingChapter 2. Executive Summary
 2.1. Market Outlook
 2.2. Segmental Outlook
 2.3. Competitive InsightsChapter 3. Biochar Industry Outlook
 3.1. Market lineage outl
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