Biochar Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Biochar Market Share & Industry Analysis and It is Segmented by Technology (Pyrolysis, Gasification Systems, and Other Technologies), Application (Agriculture, Animal Farming, Industrial Uses, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for Biochar in Volume (ton) for all the Above Segments.

Biochar Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 15.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Biochar Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Biochar Market Analysis

The Biochar Market is expected to register a CAGR of greater than 15% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 negatively affected numerous countries, which resulted in declining growth and production in several industries. However, the surging demand for food with the rising population is anticipated to increase the consumption of biochar in the agriculture industry.

  • Over the medium term, increasing applications for plant growth and development and growing demand for organic foods in developing countries are expected to drive the demand for the market studied.
  • On the flip side, the risk of contamination and soil erosion is expected to hinder the market's growth in the coming years.
  • Furthermore, rising environmental awareness and government policies to adopt environmentally friendly products are expected to offer new growth opportunities to the industry growth over the forecast period.
  • North America is expected to dominate the market due to the growing demand for organic food across the region.

Biochar Market Trends

Growing Demand from Agriculture

  • Biochar is a solid byproduct of biomass pyrolysis. It is a carbon-rich, porous material used for various applications, the most important of which is soil improvement and remediation.
  • Biochar is primarily used in agriculture to improve soil fertility and plant growth and to provide crop nutrition. When used as a soil amendment, biochar improves the soil's physical and chemical properties, such as fertility and productivity.
  • It can retain applied fertilizer and nutrients and gradually release them to agronomic crops. The benefit of biochar is its capacity to hold onto water and nutrients in the surface soil horizons for extended periods as it prevents nutrients from evaporating from the crop root zone, thus increasing crop yields and lowering the need for fertilizer.
  • Hence, using biochar in production agriculture increases yields while decreasing negative environmental impacts.
  • Currently, China and the United States are the forerunners in using biochar for agricultural purposes.
  • The United States is one of the world's largest producing and consuming markets for agricultural products and one of the top agriculture exporters in the world. According to the US Department of Agriculture, in 2021, the total grain production in the country stood at 429.9 million metric tons, registering a growth of 2.8% compared to last year.
  • Agriculture has always been of great significance to Italy. Through various initiatives, the Italian government has been promoting the agricultural industry, aiming to stabilize production and finding ways to ensure that the sector is increasing healthily and sustainably. The number one driving force behind the Italian industry is the agri-food market. The Italian federal government has actively supported agriculture for decades. There is broad political consensus on the need for property, labor, and tax reform to help the sector achieve its capacity.
  • As a result, the demand for the biochar market is expected to grow in agriculture applications in coming years.
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing, Value CAGR (%), Global, 2017 - 2021

Germany to Dominate the European Market

  • Germany is among the top countries which are actively practicing several biochar projects. NovoCarbo Biochar is an ongoing project started in November 2021. The project transforms wood residues from forest operations and waste wood into stable carbon in the form of biochar. The highly customizable biochar solutions can be used across several industries, including agriculture and soil amendment, water treatment, decarbonizing textiles such as carpet flooring, and as an additive in sustainable building materials.
  • The German demo site at Nationalpark Unteres Odertal converts low-nutritional grass from the wetlands into biochar. By implementing a first complete processing line, the grass is transformed into biochar by pyrolysis or hydrothermal carbonization (HTC).
  • Biochar is mainly used in agriculture as it improves overall farming productivity. Further, it has also gained popularity as an animal feed in livestock farming. Thus, the increasing use of biochar in applications such as agriculture, animal feed, and industry in Germany is driving the demand for biochar in the country.
  • In Germany, about half of the land is used for agriculture. It is the third-largest exporter of agricultural goods in the world. Grain is majorly cultivated on about one-third of the agricultural land of Germany, where wheat is the leading crop, followed by barley and rye.
  • According to Altech Agri-Food Outlook 2022, the country produced around 24.51 million metric tons of feed in 2021 compared to 24.93 million metric tons in 2020. The country is home to about five of the world's largest animal feed manufacturers, including AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, DTC Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer GmbH & Co. KG, H. Bröring GmbH & Co. KG, MEGA Tierernahrung GMBH & Co. KG, and Rothkotter-Mischfutterwerk.
  • However, in 2021, compounded feed production was severely affected due to the spread of the animal disease Avian Influenza (AI). The country was likely to experience flattened growth in the feed industry, with expected growth in 2022.
Biochar Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Biochar Industry Overview

The global biochar market is partially consolidated, with a few major players dominating a significant portion of the market. Some major companies (not in any particular order) are Biochar Industries, Biochar Supreme, Swiss Biochar GmbH, ArSta Eco, and Airex Energy, among others. 

Biochar Market Leaders

  1. Biochar Industries

  2. Biochar Supreme

  3. ArSta Eco

  4. Airex Energy

  5. Swiss Biochar GmbH

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Biochar Market News

  • In June 2022, Airex Energy joined the BDO Zone Strategic Alliance as a technology group partner. It includes some of the leading companies in the bioenergy industry that help de-risk biobased project development in BDO Zones.
  • In June 2021, SUEZ Group and Airex Energy partnered to commercialize the conversion of biomass residues into biochar.

Biochar Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Applications for Plant Growth and Development

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand for Organic Foods in Developing Countries

      3. 4.1.3 Emergence and Usage European Biochar Certificate (EBC)

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Risk of Contamination and Soil Erosion

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Pyrolysis

      2. 5.1.2 Gasification Systems

      3. 5.1.3 Other Technologies

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Agriculture

      2. 5.2.2 Animal Farming

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial Uses

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Australia

        3. South Korea

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. Sweden

        3. Austria

        4. Switzerland

        5. United Kingdom

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Airex Energie Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Biochar Industries

      3. 6.4.3 Biochar Supreme

      4. 6.4.4 Carbon Gold

      5. 6.4.5 Diacarbon Energy Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Karr Group

      7. 6.4.7 Phoenix Energy

      8. 6.4.8 Sunriver Biochar

      9. 6.4.9 Swiss Biochar GmbH

      10. 6.4.10 The Biochar Company LLC

      11. 6.4.11 Vega Biofuels

      12. 6.4.12 Wonjin Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Numerous Upcoming Projects in United Kingdom

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Biochar Industry Segmentation

Biochar is a charcoal-like substance made by burning organic material from forestry and agricultural wastes in a controlled process called pyrolysis. It is beneficial for composting as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and prevents the loss of nutrients in the compost material. The Biochar market is segmented by Technology (Pyrolysis, Gasification Systems, and Other Technologies), Application (Agriculture, Animal Farming, Industrial Uses, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World). The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for Biochar Market in 10 countries across the major region. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (Tons).

Gasification Systems
Other Technologies
Animal Farming
Industrial Uses
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
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Rest of Europe
Rest of the World
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Biochar Market Research FAQs

The Biochar Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 15% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Biochar Industries, Biochar Supreme, ArSta Eco, Airex Energy and Swiss Biochar GmbH are the major companies operating in the Biochar Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Biochar Market.

The report covers the Biochar Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Biochar Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Agriculture is the leading application segment of the Biochar Market.

The Biochar Market is segmented by a) Technology: Pyrolysis, Gasification Systems, and Other Technologies b) Application: Agriculture, Animal Farming, Industrial Uses, and Other Applications

Biochar Industry Report

The global biochar market, a charcoal-like material produced from plant materials, is projected to experience significant growth. This growth is driven by supportive government policies for environmental protection, increasing concerns about climate change, and the rising demand for organic food. Biochar's potential to enhance soil fertility and plant growth has made it particularly useful in the agriculture sector, contributing to its market growth. The product's ability to reduce pollutants and toxic elements further fuels its demand. However, the market faces challenges such as the risk of contamination and soil erosion, lack of knowledge about the sustainable manufacturing process, and the high capital investment required for producing high-quality biochar. Despite these challenges, the market is expected to benefit from new growth opportunities due to rising environmental awareness and government policies promoting environmentally friendly products. This market forecast outlook and historical overview, provided by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, offer valuable insights into the biochar market's share, size, and revenue growth rate. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Biochar Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)