Europe Biochar Market Research Report – Segmented By Application, Technology (Microwave Pyrolysis, Continuous Pyrolysis, Batch Pyrolysis Kiln, Gasifier, Hydrothermal, Cook Stove and Others), Manufacturing, Feedstock and Country (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe) - Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 2893
Pages: 140

Europe Biochar Market Size (2024 to 2029)

The European biochar market was worth USD 0.86 billion in 2023. The European market size is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 13.6% from 2024 to 2029 and worth USD 1.85 billion by 2029 from USD 0.98 billion in 2024.

Biochar is fine-grained charcoal rich in carbon, prepared by heating biomass in oxygen-free air. It is added to soil to enhance the physical and chemical properties of several crops produced. The market has a high growth rate due to increasing food demand and decreasing soil quality due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers. Apart from increasing the soil quality as it has a lot of nutrients, biochar has other advantages, like retaining carbon from the atmosphere in the soil. It can be used for capturing the greenhouse gas CO2, which is responsible for global warming. It can retain nutrients from flowing soil water. Producing biochar results in additional energy, which can be used again for the same process. It also increases the quality of soil by absorption of water.


The European Biochar market is primarily driven by factors like increasing demand for organic farming, rising demand from the agricultural sector, stringent environmental regulations, rising usage of biochar in livestock as animal feed, and its waste management applications, among others. However, the market is constrained by a lack of awareness and high prices. However, the awareness about Biochar is increasing rapidly.  

The growing popularity of the production of organic food products is enhancing the growth rate of the European biochar market. Biochar has huge benefits in enhancing soil fertility and plant growth, which enhances the market growth rate. In 2020, around 17 million hectares of agricultural land were managed to produce only organic food, and the total area is going to increase in the coming years. According to Farm the Fork strategy, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is taking measures to convert at least 25% of agricultural land for organic farming by 2030. These measures are attributed to significantly leveling up the size of the European biochar market. 

Drastic changes in the climate due to growing industrialization are a new concern for the government authorities to reduce carbon emissions. The production of biochar does not involve releasing high levels of carbon dioxide like other productions. Hence, recycling the waste materials without harming the environment is surging the size of the market. 

Agricultural waste should be treated properly so as not to have a negative impact on the environment. According to a recent report, the agricultural waste in Europe is around 24.6%. The demand for the production of energy using biomass is growing significantly, elevating the growth rate of the European biochar market. Biomass is available easily, and the cost required to produce energy using these materials is very low comparatively, which is greatly influencing the European market growth. 

Increasing support from both private and public organizations to reduce the substantially growing temperatures, along with the growing need to adopt climate-friendly agricultural procedures, is setting up growth opportunities for the market. The increasing need for wastewater treatment procedures is leveling up the market value. Biochar has distinctive characteristics in wastewater treatment procedures, which is prompting the market share. 


However, a lack of knowledge of waste treatment procedures in remote areas is slowly degrading the growth of the European biochar market. Less prevalence of the latest technology in rural areas in the production of the emission char is a major factor restraining the growth rate of the market. The agricultural land may not have the efficacy of the pesticides due to the biochar application, which is a challenging factor for the market key players. Also, the production time for the biochar takes so long, which is another factor limiting the market growth rate. 

Impact of COVID-19 on the European biochar market:

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the growth of the European market significantly. The market share declined due to lockdown restrictions and supply chain disruptions. The global economy was highly affected by the pandemic, where the sales of biochar products were reduced. Along with this, the shortage of the raw materials needed to produce biochar products was completely disrupted due to a lack of supply chain. Therefore, the market value of biochar completely had a negative impact in 2020. However, the market size started to bounce at a random rate with the growing prevalence of the production of biochar. 




Market Size Available

2023 to 2029

Base Year


Forecast Period

2024 to 2029



Segments Covered

By Application, Technology, Manufacturing, Feedstock and Country

Various Analyses Covered

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

Regions Covered

UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe

Market Leaders Profiled

Biochar Products Inc., Diacarbon Energy Inc., Agri-Tech Producers LLC, Genesis Industries, Green Charcoal International, Vega Biofuels Inc., The Biochar Company, Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., Full Circle Biochar, and Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd.


This research report on the European biochar market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:

Europe Biochar Market – By Application:

  • Agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Households
  • Others

The agriculture segment accounted for around 45% of the European biochar market share in 2022 and is also predicted to be the fastest-growing segment among all during the forecast period.

Europe Biochar Market – By Technology:

  • Microwave pyrolysis
  • Continuous pyrolysis
  • Batch pyrolysis kiln
  • Gasifier
  • Hydrothermal
  • Cookstove
  • Others

Europe Biochar Market – By Manufacturing:

  • Gasification
  • Pyrolysis
  • Others

The pyrolysis segment dominated the biochar market in Europe and is predicted to account for the leading share of the European market in the coming years.

Europe Biochar Market – By Feedstock:

  • Agricultural Waste
  • Forestry Waste
  • Animal Manure
  • Biomass Plantations

Europe Biochar Market – By Country:

  • UK
  • France
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • Czech Republic
  • Rest of Europe

The European Biochar market did well in 2022 and accounted for a substantial share of the worldwide market. From 2023 to 2028, the European biochar market is predicted to witness a substantial growth rate. Growing investments in food production are majorly propelling the market value in Europe. Government support towards research and development activities through investments is another factor attributed to bolstering the growth rate of the market. Along with this, getting approvals for new product launches in the agricultural sector by higher authorities is escalating the market value.

The German biochar market is ruling with the dominant share of the market. Growing prominence for organic farming is significantly fuelling the growth rate. For instance, in 2021, approximately 1.6 million hectares of agricultural land was used for the cultivation of organic food products. Also, the land used to cultivate organic vegetables is approximately 1.83 million hectares. These statistics greatly influence the demand for biochar products. 

The UK biochar market is positioned second in leading the market share with the rising demand to meet the European Biochar certificate standards. Growing disposable income and shifting trends towards healthy eating habits are boosting the size of the market. 

Biochar market share in France is deemed to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. 


Some of the major companies dominating the European biochar market are Biochar Products Inc., Dia carbon Energy Inc., Agri-Tech Producers LLC, Genesis Industries, Green Charcoal International, Vega Biofuels Inc., The Biochar Company, Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., Full Circle Biochar, and Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd. They are playing a dominant role in Europe's biochar market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What factors are driving the growth of the biochar market in Europe?

The growing awareness of sustainable agriculture practices, environmental concerns, and government initiatives promoting biochar usage are majorly propelling the growth of the biochar market in Europe. 

Which countries in Europe are leading in biochar production and consumption?

Countries like Germany, France, and the Netherlands are at the forefront of biochar production and consumption in Europe.

What are the emerging trends in the Europe biochar market?

The use of biochar in organic farming, collaboration between industry players, and the development of customized biochar solutions for specific crops are some of the notable trends in the European biochar market. 

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