San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – With growing environmental pollution throwing the spotlight on sustainable energy generation, there exists huge demand for suitable, scalable, economically, socially and environmentally sustainable renewable energy options. Also, growing concerns over appropriate disposal of the massive quantities of waste organic materials produced each year and the huge greenhouse gas emission load on the environment in the event of failure to sustainably manage these waste, is throwing the spotlight on waste to energy conversion technologies. Under this scenario, increased focus is being shed on the sustainable use of animal and solid waste. Biogas, in this regard, is therefore poised to witness robust growth, given its inherent attractiveness as a low cost, pollution free source of energy. Given the numerous advantages of biogas, venture capital investments are the one rise for biogas plants, especially in the agriculture and food industry. Interest in biofuels, on the whole is escalating with start-ups in this sector cornering some of the largest venture backed funding. Rising cost of energy is encouraging companies to invest in building biogas plants for decentralized generation of renewable energy from organic wastes and residues. These energy recovery plants located at the site of origin of wastes also help companies eliminate waste disposal costs. Lucrative opportunities therefore exist for small sized biogas plants in the agriculture and food industry. The trend towards self generation of energy is forecast to become more pronounced as restructuring of energy supply begins to kick in with continuously rising energy costs. Under such a scenario, biogas plants are poised to emerge as the greatest beneficiary.
In addition to supplementary generation of heat and electricity, demand for biogas will also strongly benefit from the waxing popularity of biogas enabled vehicle transportation. Powering transportation trucks, tractors and other machinery with compressed biogas, although still an evolving concept, is nevertheless a potent growth driver. Europe currently remains a leader in harnessing the benefits of using biogas as vehicle fuel. Europe’s dominance is supported by surplus gas production from biogas plants, and low price of biogas as a result of a relatively sophisticated biogas infrastructure, which in turn encourages the use of biogas in markets other than electricity production. Germany, Switzerland and Sweden represent key markets, given their approved standards for biogas as vehicle fuel.
Developments in the field of anaerobic digestion will positively impact the market. Decentralized wastewater treatment facilities will generate the maximum demand for anaerobic technologies designed to digest organic waste to generate methane gas. Continuous technology developments in the field of anaerobic digestion will also positively benefit the market in the medium to long term. For instance, innovations in digester designs, performance, improved conversion rates of wastes into biogas, development of systems capable of filtering hydrogen sulfide from waste etc, will help enhance digester operational scale. Both public sector and commercial sector will continue to step up investment in biogas facilities for environmental remediation, reduction of greenhouse gas emission and soil degradation, and air pollution control. Biogas infrastructure development is expected to be especially high in developing countries with underdeveloped energy infrastructure and where larger sections of the population live agrarian lifestyles. This is primarily because biogas in these countries offer a cost effective solution for achieving energy self sufficiency in rural and peri-urban communities. Growth in the market will also be driven by government initiatives designed to encourage adoption of biogas production and utilization. Government interventions in this regard are driven by the need to reduce import reliance for energy supply and achieve energy security.
As stated by the new market research report on Biogas, Europe dominates the world market, while India is poised to emerge into the fastest growing regional market, trailing a projected CAGR of 54.2% over the analysis period 2008 through 2017. The European debt crisis is posing some systemic concerns for the biogas industry as a result of fears over austerity measures likely to be initiated to counter the crisis. Amidst the ongoing political wrangling over debt ceiling in the debt ridden European economies, the financial future remains largely uncertain thus fuelling concerns over the continued availability of government and private funds for biogas plants. In other words, financing for clean-energy projects is dependent upon the heath of the banking system and given the European banks’ high levels of exposure to sovereign debts of states, raising capital will likely become difficult and equally expensive. Given the yet evolving and developing nature of the biogas industry, continuous injection of funds is a necessity in developing biogas infrastructure. Adoption of this technology therefore requires ample flow of funds. This thereby makes the industry dependent on the financial health of the broader economy, which in turn dictates the government’s willingness to support and subsidize renewable energy industries.
Major players in the global marketplace include 2G Bio-Energietechnik AG, BIOGAS NORD AG, BKN Biostorm AG, BTA International GmbH, EnviTec Biogas AG, HAASE Energietechnik AG, Organic Waste Systems NV, RCM Digesters Inc, Schmack Biogas AG, STRABAG Umweltanlagen GmbH, UTS Biogastechnik GmbH among, others.
The research report titled “Biogas Plants: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The single-segment report provides market estimates and projections (in US$ Millions) for major geographic markets including the United States, Japan, Europe, China, India, and Rest of World.
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