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Biochar Market

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2030 - By Product, Technology, Grade, Application, End-user, Region: (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa)

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Global Biochar Market Key Aid to Agricultural Yield With Carbon Sequestration and Soil Amendment

Ages of intensive farming have irreversibly altered natural nutrient cycling within soils–causing many cultivated soils to lose up to 70% of their original organic carbon. Soil forms the basis of food production system. It recycles waste products, stores water between rains, and acts as a vast storage centre for carbon (soil contains 3.3X carbon than the atmosphere and 4.5X than plants, and animals on earth), water, and plant nutrients. Healthy soil is important not only for maintaining soil productivity but also sustaining many other important ecosystem services. The growing concerns about poor quality of soil have given the global biochar market a growth opportunity to restore balance.

Biochar, intended for agricultural use, is a type of charcoal with unique properties that is created to be adsorbent for soil amendment. This is important for effective carbon sequestration, improve soil fertility, and enhance agricultural yields, which remains the key factor driving the global biochar market.

Biochar Market to Find Consistent Sales With Small Farmers

Biochar is made with agriculture in mind, which is the need of the hour. The global biochar market is expected to find a renewed demand as the small farmers with small holdings are consistently trying to improve their yield. The unaffordability of mineral fertilizers is expected to turn their attention to biochar, a carbon-rich solid derived from biomass. It plays a vital role in increasing soil fertility, productivity, and providing protection against some soil-borne diseases. Biochar benefits fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms as well. The scope of growth for the biochar market is broad over the foreseeable future.

Importance of Carbon Sequestration to Shape Biochar Market’s Future

Offsetting carbon with biochar–up to 12% of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be sustainably offset by producing biochar from plants, and other organic material, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Biochar has the potential to sequester (rather than simply store) carbon into the biosphere. This makes soil an important source of GHG as well as a potential sink if appropriately managed. Carbon sequestration, the process of storing carbon in soil organic matter and consecutively removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has become critical. The potential of utilising biochar to sequester carbon in the soil is gaining attention to develop climate-smart agricultural practices, thereby providing a string impetus to the global biochar market growth.

Biochar Market Finds Scope in Decelerating Carbon Cycle

The conversion of biomass to biochar is the biological way of carbon capture and storage (CCS), which will not be sufficient to reduce GHG emissions and meet the global two-degree aim of the climate policy. In addition, it will be necessary to remove excess CO2 from the atmosphere. The conversion of biomass (from plants, or waste streams) to biochar is an ecologically attractive way of binding COand storing it permanently below the ground. Biochar offers a strong link between the three Rio Conventions as it simultaneously addresses the climate change, soil degradation/desertification, and biodiversity.

During the process of pyrolysis, the organic compounds within the biomass are thermochemically split. Alongside biochar, individual products left by the process are water, heat, and a flammable gas mixture of H2, CO, CO2, CH4, and other hydrocarbons.  These by-products are, however, not wasted; burning the pyrolysis gases covers the energy required for the production of biochar. Moreover, the heat produced can be fed into district heating networks to be used for the drying of raw materials, electricity generation through an exhaust gas turbine. It is widely used for scrubbing mercury from power plant emissions and can also be used in construction and building materials (for enhanced strength, and endurance), which makes it an efficient carbon sink. Biochar holds notable potential to create more effective carbon sinks in urban areas when added to city soils, which points to a potential influx of opportunities that would emerge in the biochar market.

Biochar Market Ensure Recycling of Waste Materials, Energy Recovery, and CO2 Compensation

Biochar can be made from almost any type of dry biomass, including waste materials.  Biochar production thus could be an enormous opportunity for closed-loop type resource management with numerous valuable benefits. The ratio of biochar to biofuel depends on the process; burning the materials faster produces more oil, and synthetic gas, while a slower burn time creates more biochar. The gases, and oil generated during the pyrolysis process can be used for energy purposes, which could replace the combustion of fossil fuels. Further, the oil, and gas created can be used as an input to create more biochar, which means that the process is self-sustaining. The producer of high-quality biochar can receive (and sell) CO2 certificates. Farmers cannot earn carbon credits by adding biochar to their soil but they may run a biochar plant. If the heat can be used for heating, drying, or even cooling something, and if appropriate cheap biomass (wood, or biogas substrate) is available as an input material, it might become a new profitable agri business for famers. Biochar production has a growing role to play in business industry as it benefits the companies with corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.

Carbon Credits for Biochar Production

Given its potential contribution to GHG emission reductions, biochar-to-soil projects could be eligible as carbon credit trading investments. The carbon credits could be generated by applying biochar to soils, which may reduce the need to use conventional fertilizers, thereby contributing towards carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide emission reductions. This carbon seems to remain sequestered in biochar for centuries, and thus, sustainable biochar production could be a powerful tool in the fight against anthropogenic climate change. Its potential ability to address a variety of global challenges is indisputably large and can have a tremendously positive effect on the planet both in reversing climate change and providing sustainable products, and services the world needs. The demand for biochar production is thus expected to be on the rise.

Global Biochar Market: Key Players

Agrinova, Tolero Energy LLC, Phoenix Energy, BC Biocarbon LTD, Bella Biochar Corporation, BioChar Now, Biochar Solutions, Inc., Carbofex, CenUSA Bioenergy, Clean Maine Carbon, Circular Carbon Ltd., Cool Planet, LLC, Green State Biochar, NOVOCARBO GMBH, and Wakefield Biochar are some of the prominent companies in the global biochar market.

Regional Classification of the Global Biochar Market is Listed Below:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

 Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

1. Executive Summary
     1.1. Global Biochar Market Snapshot
     1.2. Key Market Trends
     1.3. Future Projections
     1.4. Analyst Recommendations

2. Market Overview
     2.1. Market Definitions and Segmentations
     2.2. Market Dynamics
            2.2.1. Drivers
                     2.2.1.1. Driver A
                     2.2.1.2. Driver B
                     2.2.1.3. Driver C
            2.2.2. Restraints
                     2.2.2.1. Restraint 1
                     2.2.2.2. Restraint 2
            2.2.3. Market Opportunities Matrix
     2.3. Value Chain Analysis
     2.4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     2.5. Covid-19 Impact Analysis
            2.5.1. Supply
            2.5.2. Demand
     2.6. Government Regulations
     2.7. Global Charcoal Market – Overview
     2.8. Upcoming Projects
     2.9. Economic Analysis
     2.10. PESTLE Analysis

3. Production Output Analysis, 2019 - 2022
     3.1. Biochar Supply-Demand Analysis
     3.2. Regional Production Statistics
            3.2.1. North America
            3.2.2. Europe
            3.2.3. Asia Pacific
            3.2.4. Rest of the World

4. Price Trends Analysis and Future Projects, 2019 - 2030
     4.1. Key Highlights
     4.2. Prominent Factors Affecting Prices
     4.3. By Region

5. Global Biochar Market Outlook, 2019 - 2030
     5.1. Global Biochar Market Outlook, by Technology, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            5.1.1. Key Highlights
                     5.1.1.1. Pyrolysis
                     5.1.1.2. Gasification
                     5.1.1.3. Hydrothermal Carbonization
     5.2. Global Biochar Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            5.2.1. Key Highlights
                     5.2.1.1. Power Generation
                     5.2.1.2. Agriculture
                     5.2.1.3. Livestock Farming
                     5.2.1.4. Misc.
     5.3. Global Biochar Market Outlook, by Region, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            5.3.1. Key Highlights
                     5.3.1.1. North America
                     5.3.1.2. Europe
                     5.3.1.3. Asia Pacific
                     5.3.1.4. Latin America
                     5.3.1.5. Middle East & Africa

6. North America Biochar Market Outlook, 2019 - 2030
     6.1. North America Biochar Market Outlook, by Technology, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            6.1.1. Key Highlights
                     6.1.1.1. Pyrolysis
                     6.1.1.2. Gasification
                     6.1.1.3. Hydrothermal Carbonization
     6.2. North America Biochar Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            6.2.1. Key Highlights
                     6.2.1.1. Power Generation
                     6.2.1.2. Agriculture
                     6.2.1.3. Livestock Farming
                     6.2.1.4. Misc.
     6.3. North America Biochar Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            6.3.1. Key Highlights
                     6.3.1.1. U.S.
                     6.3.1.2. Canada
            6.3.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

7. Europe Biochar Market Outlook, 2019 - 2030
     7.1. Europe Biochar Market Outlook, by Technology, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            7.1.1. Key Highlights
                     7.1.1.1. Pyrolysis
                     7.1.1.2. Gasification
                     7.1.1.3. Hydrothermal Carbonization
     7.2. Europe Biochar Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            7.2.1. Key Highlights
                     7.2.1.1. Power Generation
                     7.2.1.2. Agriculture
                     7.2.1.3. Livestock Farming
                     7.2.1.4. Misc.
     7.3. Europe Biochar Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            7.3.1. Key Highlights
                     7.3.1.1. Germany
                     7.3.1.2. U.K.
                     7.3.1.3. Sweden
                     7.3.1.4. Russia
                     7.3.1.5. Rest of Europe
            7.3.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

8. Asia Pacific Biochar Market Outlook, 2019 - 2030
     8.1. Asia Pacific Biochar Market Outlook, by Technology, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            8.1.1. Key Highlights
                     8.1.1.1. Pyrolysis
                     8.1.1.2. Gasification
                     8.1.1.3. Hydrothermal Carbonization
     8.2. Asia Pacific Biochar Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            8.2.1. Key Highlights
                     8.2.1.1. Power Generation
                     8.2.1.2. Agriculture
                     8.2.1.3. Livestock Farming
                     8.2.1.4. Misc.
     8.3. Asia Pacific Biochar Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            8.3.1. Key Highlights
                     8.3.1.1. China
                     8.3.1.2. Japan
                     8.3.1.3. India
                     8.3.1.4. Rest of Asia Pacific
            8.3.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

9. Latin America Biochar Market Outlook, 2019 - 2030
     9.1. Latin America Biochar Market Outlook, by Technology, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            9.1.1. Key Highlights
                     9.1.1.1. Pyrolysis
                     9.1.1.2. Gasification
                     9.1.1.3. Hydrothermal Carbonization
     9.2. Latin America Biochar Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            9.2.1. Key Highlights
                     9.2.1.1. Power Generation
                     9.2.1.2. Agriculture
                     9.2.1.3. Livestock Farming
                     9.2.1.4. Misc.
     9.3. Latin America Biochar Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            9.3.1. Key Highlights
                     9.3.1.1. Brazil
                     9.3.1.2. Mexico
                     9.3.1.3. Rest of Latin America
            9.3.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

10. Middle East & Africa Biochar Market Outlook, 2019 - 2030
     10.1. Middle East & Africa Biochar Market Outlook, by Technology, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            10.1.1. Key Highlights
                     10.1.1.1. Pyrolysis
                     10.1.1.2. Gasification
                     10.1.1.3. Hydrothermal Carbonization
     10.2. Middle East & Africa Biochar Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            10.2.1. Key Highlights
                     10.2.1.1. Power Generation
                     10.2.1.2. Agriculture
                     10.2.1.3. Livestock Farming
                     10.2.1.4. Misc.
     10.3. Middle East & Africa Biochar Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2019 - 2030
            10.3.1. Key Highlights
                     10.3.1.1. GCC
                     10.3.1.2. South Africa
                     10.3.1.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa
            10.3.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

11. Competitive Landscape
     11.1. Company Market Share Analysis, 2022
     11.2. Competitive Dashboard
     11.3. Company Production Footprint Analysis
     11.4. Company Profiles
            11.4.1. American BioChar Company
                     11.4.1.1. Company Overview
                     11.4.1.2. Product Portfolio
                     11.4.1.3. Financial Overview
                     11.4.1.4. Business Strategies and Development
            11.4.2. Green Man Char
            11.4.3. Pacific Biochar
            11.4.4. Carbonis GmbH & Co. KG
            11.4.5. Airex Energy
            11.4.6. Biochar Industries
            11.4.7. Carbon Gold
            11.4.8. ArSta eco
            11.4.9. Farm2energy Pvt. Ltd.
            11.4.10. Swiss Biochar
            11.4.11. Skanefrö AB

12. Appendix
     12.1. Research Methodology
     12.2. Report Assumptions
     12.3. Acronyms and Abbreviations

BASE YEAR

HISTORICAL DATA

FORECAST PERIOD

UNITS

2022

 

2019 - 2022

2023 - 2030

Value: US$ Mn Volume: Tons

 

REPORT FEATURES

DETAILS

Technology Coverage

  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification
  • Hydrothermal Carbonization

Application Coverage

  • Power Generation
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock Farming
  • Misc.

Geographical Coverage

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Leading Companies

  • American BioChar Company
  • Green Man Char
  • Pacific Biochar
  • Carbonis GmbH & Co. KG
  • Airex Energy
  • Biochar Industries
  • Carbon Gold
  • ArSta eco
  • Farm2energy Pvt. Ltd.
  • Swiss Biochar
  • Skanefrö AB

Report Highlights

Market Estimates and Forecast, Market Dynamics, Industry Trends, Production Output, Trade Statistics, Prices Trend Analysis, Competition Landscape, Technology-, Application-, Region-, Country-wise Trends & Analysis, COVID-19 Impact Analysis (Demand and Supply), Key Market Trends

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