Waste-Derived Biogas: Global Markets for Anaerobic Digestion Equipment -- Focus on North America

Report Code: EGY125A

Publish Date: Feb 2014

Publisher: BCC Publishing

Category: Energy

Customize This Report

Single User License: $2685

Member Price: FREE

Explore Our Services

Already a member? Login to access this report free.

Report Highlights

The North American market segment is expected to increase from $587 million in 2013 to $937 million by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8% over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the world market for the anaerobic digestion equipment used to transform waste materials into sustainable energy, with a focus on the North American subsegment of the market.
  • Analyses of market trends, with data for 2013, and projections of CAGRs through 2018.
  • Information on the best strategies used by governments responsible for sustainable waste handling and energy supply solutions.
  • An examination of current as well as future trends in the market for industry players and technology developers to understand and strategize their investments.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Renewable, sustainable energy generation is expected to be the fastest-growing energy sector over the next two decades. Price volatility, supply concerns and the environmental aspects of fossil fuels are expected to accelerate the pace of all nonfossil fuel development. Experts predict that the future price of oil will not drop below $80 per barrel, even for resources from unconventional oil reserves. Renewable domestic energy supplies are seen as a means of overcoming these problems. Biogas, a clean fuel derived primarily from waste materials, is an important alternative to conventional fossil energy.

This BCC Research report provides an in-depth analysis of the world market for the anaerobic digestion equipment used to transform waste materials into sustainable energy. Although energy crops are utilized widely in Germany and some other countries for biogas production, this study will only cover gas recovered from wastes. The study also examines the equipment needed to collect landfill gas (LFG), biogas formed naturally at landfill sites.

Four waste types are evaluated as feed materials for the waste-to energy process: sewage, industrial wastewater, agricultural wastes (crop residuals and manure) and landfill gas. Three different end uses for the gas are also examined: municipal electricity production, on-site electricity (and heat) production and transportation fuel.

The biogas industry is better developed in other parts of the world than in North America. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, this report will cover Europe, where the industry is best developed; Asia, where the largest number of plants are operating; Africa, where the anaerobic process is rapidly gaining popularity and other world regions where biogas recovery is emerging.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

The need to responsibly dispose of mounting volumes of waste and the requirement to procure sustainable, secure energy supplies are two of the most important issues facing governments and industries around the globe. The production of energy from a number of waste streams (i.e., municipal and domestic sewage, industrial wastewater, landfills, livestock manure, and agricultural residues) is a process that addresses both of these challenges.

In the current waste-to-energy market, anaerobic digestion offers the most sustainable conversion process. Because the technology can be tailored to suit waste streams of all volumes, systems may be sized for use in households, commercial enterprises, utilities and industry.

In this context, it is important to have an overview of the market and the drivers that support adoption of the best strategies by governments responsible for sustainable waste handling and energy supply solutions. It is also important for industry players and technology developers to understand current as well as future trends in order to strategize their investments. BCC Research has published reports that provide broad overviews of waste-to-energy markets. This is an update of the first to focus exclusively on anaerobic digestion as an enabling technology.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This study intended to be useful to a broad audience. Because they stand to see the greatest profit from expansion of the biogas industry, manufacturers and suppliers of anaerobic digesters and providers of anaerobic digestion technology would likely benefit the most from the data contained in this study. Companies with plant components, ancillary equipment and related products also might profit from the information collected here.

These include manufacturers and suppliers of biogas condensation and upgrading equipment and technology, biogas distributors, water and power engineering firms, suppliers of power plants and electricity generating equipment, environmental management firms, companies specializing in anaerobic digestion equipment and other water and wastewater treatment equipment, and companies developing additives (chemicals, enzymes, etc.) to enhance gas production yields and process efficiencies.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The scope of this report includes the market for biogas to energy for four different feed sources: municipal and domestic sewage, industrial wastewater, landfill gas, and agricultural wastes, a category that includes animal manures and crop residues. In countries where energy crops are codigested with manure and other organic farm wastes, they are considered to be part of the market. The biogas market also is broken down by end use: municipal power generation, on-site heat and power production, and transportation applications.

A discussion of the market by world region includes overviews of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America and individual profiles for countries most active in each region. Present market status, biogas production potential, and policies and incentives that support the industry are given for each country. All market valuations and projections cover the years from 2000 to 2018. Market figures are based on the revenues derived from equipment sales and are projected in 2013 constant dollars (i.e., inflation is not computed into the projection figures). The revenue figures are derived from estimated revenues of the key players in a particular year.

A technology overview, presentation on the structure of the industry and brief profiles for major participating companies also are included.

For the purposes of the report, biogas equipment will be limited to anaerobic digesters and the gas collection equipment needed in landfill gas recovery projects. The machinery used to transform the gas to electricity—reciprocating and other types of gas engines, turbine and microturbines, and fuel cells—are not included in the analysis. Systems for biogas upgrading also are not included in the study.

METHODOLOGY

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. A comprehensive literature, patent and Internet search was undertaken and key industry players were queried. Research methodology was both quantitative and qualitative. Growth rates were calculated based on existing and proposed equipment sales during the forecast period. Key tables in the report present an overview of average capital costs for digesters of various sizes and for different applications. These figures then were multiplied by anticipated biogas recovery capacity additions during the survey period.

INFORMATION SOURCES

Information in this report was gleaned from many different sources. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings; annual reports; patent literature’ business, scientific, and industry journals; government reports, census information, conference literature, patent documents, online resources, and industry participants have all been researched.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

During the past 17 years, Susan Hanft has authored more than 35 market research reports for BCC Research in the fields of membrane technology, water and wastewater treatment, and separations used in food and beverage manufacture, medicine, biotechnology, and energy.

BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE

The BCC Research website, located at www.bccresearch.com, enables visitors to:

  • Conduct keyword searches.
  • Examine the complete BCC Research catalog of market research reports and place direct orders.
  • Read announcements of recently published reports.
  • View titles of near-term upcoming reports.
  • Sign up to receive email notifications when reports are published in selected categories.
  • Contact BCC Research for additional information.

DISCLAIMER

The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and is of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal or accounting advice, nor should it be considered as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is speculative in nature. BCC Research and the author assume no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.

Need a custom data table, graph, region, segment, companies or complete report? CUSTOMIZE NOW
Let us assist you! Our analysts are ready to tailor this report to your specific need. REACH OUT TO US TODAY

Table of Contents

All reports provided in PDF format. For shared licensing options (5+ Users), please call a representative at (+1) 781-489-7301 or contact us at info@bccresearch.com
Title/Chapter NamePagesMember Price
Full Report: Waste-Derived Biogas: Global Markets for Anaerobic Digestion Equipment -- Focus on North America154Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION4Free
Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY3Free
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW26Free
Chapter- 4: MARKET BY FEED SOURCE12Free
Chapter- 5: MARKET BY END USE AND REGION12Free
Chapter- 6: BIOGAS IN NORTH AMERICA42Free
Chapter- 7: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE55Free

Related Reports

Global Markets and Technologies for Natural Gas Storage

Published - Jul 2013 | Publisher - Stephanie Denarie | Code - EGY045B

The global natural gas storage volume reached 643 million cubic feet in 2011 and 657 million cubic feet in 2012. The natural gas volume is expected to reach 720 million cubic feet in 2017 for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9%.

Global Markets and Technologies for Water Recycling and Reuse

Published - Jan 2013 | Publisher - Robert Eckard | Code - MST051B

Global markets for wastewater-recycling and reuse technologies during the period from 2009 to 2012 increased from nearly $6.7 billion to $9.5 billion, equivalent to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%.  Global markets are expected to increase from $9.5 billion in 2012 to $23.4 billion in 2017, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 19.7%.

Global Markets for Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation

Published - May 2012 | Publisher - Stephanie Denarie | Code - EGY096A

The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to reach nearly $34.0 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%.

Biogas Upgrading: Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Oct 2011 | Publisher - Susan Hanft | Code - EGY086A

The global market for biogas upgrading equipments was worth $52.3 million in 2010. From 2011 to 2016, the market is projected to rise from $125.4 million in 2011 to $338.5 million by 2016 at a 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%.

Recent Reports

Global Sustainable Marine Fuel Market

Published - Jun 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - EGY198A

This report provides an overview of the global sustainable marine fuel market. It presents market analysis based on fuel type, vessel type, and region. The report also provides the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) analysis of the sustainable marine fuel industry and the recent activities of the companies on this front.

Global Virtual Power Plant Market

Published - May 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - EGY197A

This report provides an overview of the global virtual power plant (VPP) market. The report segments global VPP market based on technology, end-user and region. It presents an analysis of the ESG sustainability developments in the VPP industry.

Biodiesel Feedstocks: Technologies, Synthesis, Efficiency and Policies

Published - Feb 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - EGY171B

The global market for biodiesel is expected to grow from $43.1 billion in 2023 to $51.6 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% from 2023 through 2028.

Lithium Mining: Global Markets

Published - Feb 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - EGY184B

The global market for lithium mining is expected to grow from $5.7 billion in 2023 and projected to reach $9.1 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% from 2023 to 2028.

Global Smart Transformer Market

Published - Dec 2023 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - EGY196A

This report provides an overview of the global smart transformer market. It presents current, and future market scenarios in the smart transformer industry. The report also covers leading companies with information on product portfolios, global headquarters addresses, and more. Using 2022 as the base year, the report provides market forecasts through 2028.

Top Trending Reports

Global Market for Cell and Gene Therapy

Published - Apr 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - BIO225B

The global market for cell and gene therapy is expected to grow from $7.2 billion in 2023 and projected to reach $23.3 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.4% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2028. 

Peptide Synthesis: Global Markets

Published - May 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - BIO252A

The global market for peptide synthesis is expected to grow from $90.1 billion in 2023 and projected to reach $157.5 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2028.

3D Cell Cultures: Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Mar 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - BIO140D

The global market for 3D cell culture is estimated to increase from $4.6 billion in 2023 to reach $14.8 billion by 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5% from 2023 through 2028.

Oligonucleotides: Global Markets

Published - Apr 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - BIO220B

The global market for oligonucleotides is expected to grow from $7.0 billion in 2023 and projected to reach $11.7 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2028.

Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Technologies and Global Markets

Published - May 2024 | Publisher - BCC Publishing | Code - HLC078F

The global market for medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is expected to grow from $7.2 billion in 2023 and projected to reach $9.8 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2028.

Become A Member

BCC Research offers a comprehensive library of reports, granting members unlimited access to data, insights, and market intelligence for informed business decisions, while actively supporting members in their evolving journeys and prioritizing high-quality, relevant topics based on continuous engagement with the research community.

Find Out More

Custom Consulting

BCC Research emphasizes the importance of organizations leveraging highly customized market insights aligned with specific strategic business objectives through direct engagement with primary sources and proprietary forecasting models for profitable decision-making in maximizing growth opportunities and minimizing risks.

Customize Now

Scorecard

The Venture Scorecard provides commercialization offices and decision makers with expert analysis, offering strategic insights crucial for aligning objectives with market realities at various stages of commercializing new products or evaluating investment opportunities, from opportunity assessment to growth planning.

Find Out More

Innovation Spotlight

Our industry experts offer strategic guidance to maximize the market potential of commercialized products, patents, and IP by providing insights into market trends, competitive dynamics, and effective positioning, using the Innovation Spotlight service for enhanced exposure to thought leaders and the wider community.

Find Out More
Waste-Derived Biogas: Global Markets for Anaerobic Digestion Equipment -- Focus on North America
Customize Report