GVR Report cover Biogas Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Biogas Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source (Municipal, Agricultural), By Application (Vehicle Fuel, Electricity), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, CSA), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Oct, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-208-2
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2017 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 80

Report Overview

The global biogas market size was valued at USD 57.53 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from 2021 to 2028. The global market is expected to witness high growth on account of the rising product demand from various applications, such as electricity, heat, vehicle fuel, upgraded biogas, and cooking gas. Shifting focus towards the use of renewable energy, particularly in the electric power sector, has significantly augmented the demand for biogas in electricity applications. In addition, the growing need to reduce dependency on fossil fuels is forming lucrative prospects for biogas in applications, such as vehicle fuel.

U.S. biogas market size, by application, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The U.S. is one of the largest markets for biogas in North America and is projected to grow at a significant growth rate over the forecast period. The United States government has introduced several regulations to lessen its dependency on conventional fuels and meet the goal of zero carbon emissions. Significant factors that are influencing the market growth are favorable regulatory & political support, environmental support, customer support, geopolitical support, and agricultural &economic support.

The demand for biogas in North America is primarily driven by the U.S. The growing demand for the product in applications, such as cooking gas, electricity, vehicle fuel, and heat, is expected to have a positive impact on the industry growth over the forecast period. Major factors boosting the growth of the regional market include high demand for green fuels, stringent environmental regulations, and increased investments in the development of refineries.

The abrupt onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused industrial lockdown that brought all manufacturing activity to a grinding halt in most industries around the world. Hence, it has also impacted the product demand in heat generation applications. Sluggish industrial activities have reduced the demand for heat consumption, thereby negatively affecting the overall market growth.

Source Insights

The municipal source segment led the global market and accounted for more than 41% of the overall revenue share in 2020. The growing usage of municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the production of biogas to reduce landfills and greenhouse emissions is expected to support the growth of this segment over the forecast period.

The industrial segment is expected to witness significant growth over the estimated period. The growing interest in finding effective means to obtain bio-products and biofuel from industrial food waste coupled with an increasing need for wastewater treatment in the global industrial sector is expected to augment the product demand in the industrial segment over the forecast period.

Application Insights

The electricity application segment led the global market in 2020 and accounted for more than 30% of the overall revenue share. The growing focus on the usage of renewable energy, particularly in the electric power sector, has significantly increased the demand for biogas for electricity generation. In the U.S., in 2019, approximately 220 million kWh of electricity was generated using biogas (from 24 livestock and dairy operations) and from industrial and sewage wastewater treatment facilities approx. 1 billion kWh of electricity was produced. Biogas in the country qualifies as renewable energy fuel to generate electricity as per the state Renewable Electricity Standards (RES).

Global biogas market share, by application, 2020 (%)

The upgraded biogas application segment is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period owing to the rising demand for biofuel in various end-use industries, including automotive. Upgraded biogas is produced by converting biogas into biomethane by removing hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, water, and contaminants from it.

Regional Insights

The demand for biogas in North America is primarily driven by the U.S. The rising demand for the product in applications, such as cooking gas, electricity, vehicle fuel, and heat, is expected to have a positive impact on the regional market growth over the forecast period. The market in Europe is estimated to have considerable growth over the forecast years on account of technological developments and increasing investments in the region’s refinery industry.

Companies across the Europe region are investing huge capital in the research and development of biogas production from existing sources and planning to increase the share of feedstock over the next few years. These factors will fuel the market growth across the region. In Italy, the market is driven by the efforts of the government to move toward decarbonization. For instance, in 2017, the government of Italy launched the Italian National Energy Strategy (SEN), a 10-year plan, which has laid the foundation for the adoption of various advanced and innovative energy models for the country.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is highly competitive due to the presence of major companies across the regions. Air Liquide, PlanET Biogas, Wartsila, EnviTech Biogas AG are full-scale manufacturers and leaders in terms of investments in R&D.Spanish companies are taking active steps to drive the adoption of biogas in the country. For instance, Repsol, a Spanish fuel company, in June 2020, announced to develop an industrial-scale biogas project. Some of the key companies operating in the global biogas market include:

  • Biogas Fuels International AB

  • Schmack Biogas Service

  • Gasum Oy

  • Total

  • Agrinz Technologies GmbH

  • HomeBiogas, Inc.

  • Xebec Adsorption, Inc.

  • DMT International

  • Air Liquide

  • PlanET Biogas

Biogas Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 60.06 Billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 81.37 Billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.4% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Source, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central &South America; Middle East &Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Russia; Italy; U.K.; Germany; Switzerland; Spain; France; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; UAE

Key companies profiled

Biogas Fuels International AB; Schmack Biogas Service; Gasum Oy; TotalEnergies; Agrinz Technologies GmbH; Homebiogas Inc.; Xebec Adsorption Inc.; DMT International; Air Liquide; PlanET Biogas; Wartsila Corp.; EnviTech Biogas AG; Asia Biogas

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global biogas market report on the basis source, application, and region:

  • Source Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Municipal

      • Landfill

      • Wastewater

    • Industrial

      • Food Scrap

      • Wastewater

    • Agricultural

      • Dairy

      • Poultry

      • Swine Farm

      • Agricultural Residue

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Vehicle Fuel

    • Electricity

    • Heat

    • Upgraded Biogas

    • Cooking Gas

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Switzerland

      • France

      • Spain

      • U.K.

      • Russia

      • Germany

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • UAE

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