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

The Report Covers Europe Biodiesel Market Size & Share and It is Segmented by Feedstock (Coarse Grain, Sugar Crop, Vegetable Oil, and Others) and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, France, and Rest of Europe). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecasts for Europe Biodiesel in Volume for all the Above Segments.

Europe Biodiesel Market Size

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Europe Biodiesel Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Volume (2024) 16.47 Billion liters
Market Volume (2029) 19.32 Billion liters
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.24 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Europe Biodiesel Market Major Players

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Europe Biodiesel Market Analysis

The Europe Biodiesel Market size is estimated at 16.47 Billion liters in 2024, and is expected to reach 19.32 Billion liters by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.24% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Over the medium term, factors such as government-supportive policies and regulations and concerns over energy security are expected to drive the market during the forecasted period.
  • On the other hand, the availability and price of feedstocks, such as vegetable oils and animal fats, are expected to hinder the market's growth during the forecasted period.
  • Nevertheless, research and development efforts focus on finding alternative biodiesel production feedstocks. Advanced feedstocks, such as algae and waste oils, offer the potential for improved sustainability, reduced land-use impact, and increased feedstock availability, creating new opportunities for biodiesel production.
  • Germany is expected to dominate the market during the forecasted period. Due to supportive government policies.

Europe Biodiesel Market Trends

Palm Oil Is Likely To Dominate The Market

  • Palm oil is one of the most widely produced vegetable oils globally. Major palm oil-producing countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, have large-scale plantations and efficient extraction processes, leading to a significant and reliable palm oil supply. This abundant supply gives palm oil a competitive advantage in terms of availability and cost compared to other feedstocks.
  • Palm oil has a high energy content, making it an efficient feedstock for biodiesel production. Its energy density allows for higher biodiesel yields per unit of feedstock, resulting in cost-effective production. The energy efficiency of palm oil contributes to its attractiveness for biodiesel manufacturers and can potentially drive its dominance in the market.
  • Moreover, palm oil possesses favorable properties for biodiesel production, such as its low viscosity and high lubricity. These properties enhance the performance of biodiesel in diesel engines and make it compatible with existing diesel infrastructure. The favorable properties of palm oil-based biodiesel contribute to its market potential and competitiveness.
  • The value of biodiesel imported into Europe has increased significantly between 2021 and 2022. According to Statista, the total import value for biodiesel increased by more than 36%, signifying increased biodiesel consumption in the regions.
  • In December 2022, the European Union reached a preliminary agreement to introduce a regulation that would mandate companies to provide evidence that their palm oil and other commodities sold within the EU are not linked to deforestation.
  • Therefore, per the points discussed above, the palm oil segment will likely dominate the market during the forecasted period.
Europe Biodiesel Market: Biodiesel Imported Value, in USD Million, Europe, 2012-2022

Germany to Dominate the Market

  • Germany has implemented supportive policies and regulations to promote renewable energy, including biodiesel. The country has ambitious renewable energy targets and offers financial incentives and subsidies for biodiesel production. This support encourages investment and growth in the biodiesel industry, positioning Germany as a key player.
  • Germany is known for its advanced engineering and technological expertise. The country has a strong research and development infrastructure, enabling innovative biodiesel production technologies to be developed and implemented. German companies are at the forefront of developing efficient and cost-effective biodiesel production processes, giving them a competitive advantage in the market.
  • In February 2022, Renewable Energy Group announced its plans to enhance the pretreatment capacity at its biodiesel refinery in Emden, Germany. This expansion aims to enable the processing of challenging feedstocks into renewable fuel feed, including those that are typically difficult to convert.
  • Germany has a well-developed infrastructure for producing, distributing, and using biodiesel. The country has many biodiesel production plants, an extensive blending facility network, and fueling stations. This existing infrastructure provides a solid foundation for the growth and dominance of the biodiesel market in Germany.
  • In 2022, Germany's biodiesel consumption amounted to 2.516 million metric tons (around 755 million gallons), decreasing from 2.560 million tons (approximately 768.5 million gallons) in 2021. In contrast, ethanol utilization in blends grew nearly 2.9 percent, rising from 1.153 million tons (386 million gallons) to 1.186 million tons (approximately 397 million gallons).
  • Therefore, as per the points mentioned above, Germany is likely to be a significant player in the biodiesel market in Europe.
Europe Biodiesel Market: Monthly Biofuel Consumption, in thousand tonnes, Germany, 2022

Europe Biodiesel Industry Overview

Europe's biodiesel market is semi fragmented. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Shell PLC, BP PLC, Bunge Limited, Air Liquide SA, Harvest Energy, and others.

Europe Biodiesel Market Leaders

  1. Shell PLC

  2. BP PLC

  3. Bunge Limited

  4. Air Liquide SA

  5. Harvest Energy

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Europe Biodiesel Market Concentration
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Europe Biodiesel Market News

  • January 2023, Germany's Ministry of Environment announced plans to send proposals to the cabinet soon for the country to withdraw from the usage of crop-based biofuels to accomplish decreases in greenhouse gases. 
  • March 2022: Rossi Biofuel Zrt, a subsidiary of the ENVIEN Group, inaugurated a new biodiesel plant in Hungary. This plant was built by BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH. The facility is a multi-feedstock plant in Komárom, Hungary. The new plant has 60,000 tons per annum capacity, and thus, the total biodiesel production capacity of the company increased from 150,000 to 210,000 tons per annum.

Europe Biodiesel Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast, until 2028

    3. 4.3 Government Policies and Regulations

    4. 4.4 Recent Trends and Developments

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

        1. 4.5.1.1 Government Supportive Policies and Regulations

        2. 4.5.1.2 Energy Security

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

        1. 4.5.2.1 Feedstock Availability and Price Volatility

    6. 4.6 Supply-Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Feedstock

      1. 5.1.1 Rapeseed Oil

      2. 5.1.2 Palm Oil

      3. 5.1.3 Used Cooking Oil

      4. 5.1.4 Other Feedstocks

    2. 5.2 Biodiesel Blends

      1. 5.2.1 B5

      2. 5.2.2 B20

      3. 5.2.3 B100

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 Spain

      3. 5.3.3 United Kingdom

      4. 5.3.4 France

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Europe

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Shell PLC

      2. 6.3.2 BP PLC

      3. 6.3.3 Bunge Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Air Liquide SA

      5. 6.3.5 Harvest Energy

      6. 6.3.6 Abengoa Bioenergia SA

      7. 6.3.7 Envien Group

      8. 6.3.8 Greenergy International Ltd.

      9. 6.3.9 GBF German Biofuels GMBH

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Emerging Advanced Feedstocks

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Europe Biodiesel Industry Segmentation

Biodiesel is a renewable fuel derived from biomass sources, such as vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled cooking oils. It is produced through transesterification, which involves chemically reacting the biomass feedstock with an alcohol (usually methanol or ethanol) in the presence of a catalyst, such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide.

Europe's biodiesel market is segmented by feedstock, biodiesel blends, and geography. By feedstock, the market is segmented into Coarse Grain, Sugar Crop, Vegetable Oil, and Others; by biodiesel blends, the market is segmented into B5, B20, and B100. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the European biodiesel market across major regions. The report offers the market size and forecasts for the European biodiesel market in volume for all the above segments.

Feedstock
Rapeseed Oil
Palm Oil
Used Cooking Oil
Other Feedstocks
Biodiesel Blends
B5
B20
B100
Geography
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
France
Rest of Europe
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Europe Biodiesel Market Research FAQs

The Europe Biodiesel Market size is expected to reach 16.47 billion liters in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.24% to reach 19.32 billion liters by 2029.

In 2024, the Europe Biodiesel Market size is expected to reach 16.47 billion liters.

Shell PLC, BP PLC, Bunge Limited, Air Liquide SA and Harvest Energy are the major companies operating in the Europe Biodiesel Market.

Europe Biodiesel Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Europe Biodiesel market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe Biodiesel analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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