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Biochar Market Segmentation By Application (Farming, Agriculture, Livestock and Others), By Technology (Cook stove, Pyrolysis, Microwave pyrolysis, Gasification and Batch pyrolysis klin), and Region - Industry Forecast of 2022 to 2027

Published: March, 2023
ID: 2891
Pages: 175
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Biochar Market Size & Growth:

Biochar Market was valued at US$ 1.70 billion in 2022 and is expected to experience a value of US$ 3.25 billion by 2027, with an increasing CAGR of 12% during 2022-2027.

Biochar is mentioned as a type of charcoal produced by heating waste materials such as agricultural waste, wood waste, forest waste, and animal dung under controlled conditions. It is frequently used as a soil amendment to reduce pollutants and hazardous materials, as well as to avoid moisture loss, soil leaching, and fertilizer runoff, among other applications. Environmental awareness, lower raw material costs, and consistent government waste management policies are expected to open up more business opportunities. Biochar’s full potential in fields other than agriculture has yet to be realized. It's utilized in the textile business as a fabric additive, as a raw material in the construction sector, and as a shield against electromagnetic radiation in the electronics industry. Growing demand from the food industry is predicted to be a major element in the biochar market's expansion. Although the market was affected by the corona crises, the stakeholders are still encouraging farmers to install reactors on their fields to speed up the process of turning stubble to biomass. This tendency is particularly noticeable in India, where stakeholders and farmers are stepping up efforts to enhance crop productivity despite the pandemic's hurdles.

Market Drivers and Restraints:

The increasing demand for the agriculture sector is the primary factor that drives the global biochar market growth during 2022-2027. Because of its capacity to improve the physical and chemical properties of soil, as well as boost soil fertility and production, biochar is becoming more popular in developing countries. This results in increased crop strength and growth while generating fewer pollutants. Biochar has the unique capacity to retain nutrients and water in the top layers of the soil. Biochar is beneficial to agriculture crops and plants because it reduces nutrient leakage from the crop root zone and fertilizer requirements while also improving land cultivation. Biochar has a liming function that balances acidic soil towards a neutral pH. Biochar is being pushed by governments in underdeveloped countries as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions like nitrous oxide and methane, which further propels the global biochar market forward.

Sustainable agriculture appeals to developed countries because of its benefits. The demand for biochar from both developed and developing countries has been continuously increasing as technological advancements in sustainable agriculture have increased. Aside from pyrolysis and gasification, advanced biochar production methods are gaining prominences, such as continuous feed pyrolyzers, which help to enhance energy efficiency and biochar outputs. These pyrolyzers assist in the recovery of co-products, lowering pollutant emissions and increasing process efficiency. Therefore, these characteristics further increase the growth of the global biochar market in the next six years. On the other hand, continuous feed pyrolyzers are being used by biochar producers to regulate operating conditions in order to improve biochar characteristics and allow for changes in co-product yields. Continuous feed pyrolyzers are used to convert both woody and herbaceous biomass, such as crop leftovers or grasses, into rich biochar.

Another major aspect driving this market's growth is a growing public awareness of environmental issues. The global biochar market is extremely fragmented, and significant players have employed a variety of techniques to expand their footprint in respective markets, including new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, and others. Companies are projected to remain focused on enhanced production techniques for a variety of economical replacements for activated carbon applications, as low-emission, low-cost biochar products have recently captured the interest of biochar market participants.

The biochar market's expansion would be hampered by high investment costs and also the market's expansion will also be limited by technological barriers in remote areas.

Recent Developments in the Biochar Market:

Airex Energy and SUEZ recently established a cooperation that will allow the firms to enhance biomass-to-biochar production. Biochar is being used in a range of industries to reduce carbon emissions and carbon footprints.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

By Application, Technology and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Airex Energy,ArSta Eco,Biochar Industries,Biochar Supreme,Carbon Gold,Diacarbon Energy Inc,Karr Group,Phoenix Energy,Sunriver Biochar,Swiss Biochar GmbH and Others.


Biochar Market Segmentation: 

Biochar Market  By Application:

  • Farming
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock
  • Others

Based on application, the agriculture segment tends to have the largest biochar market share during 2022-2027. Biochar demand from agriculture accounted for 71.1 percent of overall biochar consumption in 2018. Biochar improves the biological productivity of soil and increases water and nutrient holding capacity, which aids in crop nutrition and growth. However, a substantial percentage of farmers are still unaware of the product's advantages. General farming is a major segment in agricultural applications that is predicted to grow significantly and augment total market demand as a result of increased awareness among farmers by research groups and institutes. In agricultural applications, livestock farming accounts for a significant share of total consumption. The product's capacity to offer critical nutrients and preserve livestock health has led to an increase in its use in livestock farming, including poultry, cattle, and meat production. In the future years, growing government support for organic farming is likely to provide enormous potential.

Other important uses, such as water and waste treatment, have seen increased demand in emerging economies like China and India, as well as a growing desire for enhanced water infrastructure and hygiene awareness. Organic farming is expected to develop rapidly in the next years as a result of factors such as rising demand for organic food, more consumer health consciousness, and increased consumer spending capacity. Traditional farming, on the other hand, is still practiced in numerous rural regions because it produces higher yields. With government and corporate sector assistance, the use of biochar in mixed farming, zero tillage farming, and biodynamic agriculture will develop rapidly.

Biochar Market By Technology:

  • Cookstove
  • Pyrolysis
  • Microwave pyrolysis
  • Gasification
  • Batch pyrolysis kiln

Based on technology, pyrolysis dominates the global biochar market during the forecast period. Pyrolysis is the most efficient production technique among the numerous manufacturing technologies available. Due to the high end-product yield of high carbon content and process stability, it is predicted to witness a CAGR of 13.8 percent in terms of revenue over the projection period. The use of gasification technology has increased moderately in response to the growing need for energy generation. The technique is likely to lose market share over the forecast period since it does not produce stable biochar that can be used in agricultural applications. Small manufacturers profit from additional industrial processes such as hydrothermal carbonization, acid

Biochar Market Regional Analysis: 

The Global Biochar Market Report includes the segmentation of Regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

North America has been the largest user of the product, and with rising demand for organic foods and high meat consumption, the region is projected to see a significant increase. Moreover, among other regions, this region has a high level of biochar awareness, and farmers are better informed about the product and its benefits. Furthermore, decreasing animal feed costs are predicted to boost demand in this industry. As a result of the country's widespread awareness of the product, the United States has generated the largest income in the globe.

Impact of COVID-19 on Biochar Market:

COVID-19 has severely affected the world, which has had an impact on the biochar industry. Rising government and corporate backing could aid in the fight against this extremely contagious disease, putting the biochar market back on track. Some industries are failing, while others, such as the biochar market, are prospering. The pandemic is further expected to have an impact on practically every industry, including the biochar market.

Biochar Market Key Players:

The companies covered in the report include:

  • Airex Energy
  • ArSta Eco
  • Biochar Industries
  • Biochar Supreme
  • Carbon Gold
  • Diacarbon Energy Inc
  • Karr Group
  • Phoenix Energy
  • Sunriver Biochar
  • Swiss Biochar GmbH

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