The Global Biodigester Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% during the forecasting period (2022 - 2029).
The Biodigester is used to completely degrade human fecal, agricultural waste, animal waste, and other waste matter and convert it into reusable water and biogas. The biodigester provides long-term protection against corrosion under insulation (CUI) due to its properties including low thermal conductivity which helps to minimize energy losses, high flexibility, and easy & quick to install particularly on irregular shapes with installations in tight spaces. The biodigester has two types aerobic and anaerobic digestion technology. In both the technology bacterial microbes in the biodigester tank feast waste food, manure, and it gets converted into clean energy that is again connected with the electrical grid. It is the most economical and environmentally sustainable technology which can convert 50 tons of organic waste to 12,000 kWh of renewable electricity each day with the help of generators.
The biodigester can also produce biogas such as methane, nitrogen, etc which can reduce greenhouse emissions by 13,500 tons per year. The biogas can create 5.6 million kWh per year of clean electricity.
The market is driven by the rising demand for biodigesters for sustainable and affordable domestic energy requirements. Further several government countries are conducting programs and providing subsidies to implement biodigesters has increased demand for this market. For instance in Africa, Government began the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme to support the installation of more than 60,000 digesters in five African countries in this region. As per the World Biogas Organization in 2018, Africa has around 32.9 million biodigesters followed by 800,000 biodigesters in 2019 from 8 Asian countries.
Further raising the awareness about waste to energy management among the people with the growing development of compact size biodigesters by the leading players has created a huge demand for this market. For instance on 1st May 2017, DVO launched a two-stage linear Vortex Anaerobic Digester with the capacity of collecting 4,300 wet cow equivalents of manure. It has a patented mixed plug-flow digester with a scrape, flush-flume system before the digester.
The global biodigester market is segmented based on type, product, method, application, end-user, and region.
In terms of type, the global biodigester market is bifurcated into horizontal plants, earth-pit plants, fixed dome biogas plants, polyethylene tube digester, floating drum plants, Ferro-cement plants, and balloon plants. Among these, the fixed dome biogas plants segment has the highest market share in 2019 owing to the increasing demand for electricity generation due to growing investment and support by the government. For instance
For instance, on 13th March 2019, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have developed anaerobic microbial technology for converting human fecal matter into biogas and reusable water. This biodigester technology is a fixed type that uses contaminated open wells for biogas generation.
Similarly, horizontal plants, earth-pit plants, polyethylene tube digester, floating drum plants, Ferro-cement plants, and balloon plant segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to raising the global demand for electricity and biogas for sustainable development. According to the IRENA in 2017, globally there were around 132,000 large, medium, and small digester operated. It contains different types of biodigesters with varying capacities.
Depending on the product, the global biodigester market is divided into an anaerobic digester, anaerobic digester, manure digester, and others. Among this, the Anaerobic digester, segment has the highest market share in 2019 this is due to it has high capacity to generate biogas and ultimately electricity. As per the IRENA, global electricity generation from biogas production increased to around 87,500 GWh in 2016. This is primarily due to the highest utilization of anaerobic biodigester around the globe.
Similarly, aerobic digester and manure digester segments are also growing with increasing energy and biogas plant implementation around the globe.
Based on the method, the global biodigester market is divided into dry fermentation and wet fermentation. Among these wet fermentation has the highest utilization owing to rising utilization for electricity generation by the agricultural sector.
Similarly, the dry fermentation segment is also growing at the fastest pace owing to increasing demand for biofuels, and biofertilizers around the globe.
Depending upon the application, the global biodigester market is segmented into biogas formation, electricity generation, biofertilizers, and others. Among this biogas formation segment has the highest market share in 2019, this is primarily due to rising government support to build environment-friendly plants to combat climate change and pollution control norms.
Similarly, electricity generation, biofertilizer segments are also growing with the growing population demand for renewable resources around the globe.
Depending upon the end-user, the global biodigester market is divided into commercial, household/domestic, on-site industrial, waste-water, agricultural, municipal, and others. Among this on-site industrial segment has the highest market share for the biodigester market in 2019, this is primarily due to rising awareness about the biofuels production, utilization for sustainable development.
Similarly, household/domestic, wastewater, agricultural, municipal segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to increasing the usage of compact size biodigester for household cooking purposes.
By region, the global Biodigester market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, Asia-Pacific is the dominant region for the global biodigester market and expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period due to growing the utilization of biodigester for producing electrical energy and biogas production due to rising government support and facilities with growing population demand for the biodigester followed by North America region. In the Asia Pacific there is the presence of a large agricultural sector that requires waste management and energy security. According to the World Biogas Association in 2017, there were around 50 million micro-scale biodigesters globally among which 42 million in China and another 4.9 million in India.
North America is also growing at a faster pace for the biodigester market owing to increasing energy demand with rising consumer awareness about environmental protection, pollution control, and climate change norms. Similarly, Europe is also growing at a faster pace for the biodigester market owing to an increase in the demand for renewable energy. According to World Biogas Association in 2017, European countries have more than 17,783 plants with a total electricity generation capacity of around 10.5 GW). Further in Europe Germany is the leader in the European market which has 10,971 biogas plants followed by France (742), Switzerland (632), Italy (1,655), and the UK (613). This fosters the biodigester market in this region.
The global biodigester market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition. Suez, HomeBiogas, DVO, Organic Waste Systems, CleanWorld, CBS Technologies, PlanET Biogas USA Inc, Bioways AS, Pure Energy Group, SEAB Energy, TEG Group, CH4E, Sistema.bio, Zero Waste Energy, Eisenmann, Anaergia, BioStar are the leading market players with significant market share.
There is a rise in the adoption of waste management technology for sustainable development in hotels, ships, etc to avoid wastage by utilizing biodigester technology has created a huge opportunity for this market. For instance on 11th Dec 2020, Carnival Corporation & plc the world's largest leisure travel company have begun pilot-testing food waste bio-digester technology with environmental compliance and the food waste disposal processes require ships. The Company planned to expand the program across its fleet with the implementation of new innovative green technology at sea.
Companies are entering into collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, and licensing for increasing their market penetration. For instance on 28th May 2019, Sistema. bio has received the funding of around US $12 million to develop affordable and high-quality biogas equipment customized for small and remote farms. Sistema. bio provides innovative bio-digester technology in Mexico and works with small farmers to address the challenges of food security, poverty, and climate change.
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