Europe Bioenergy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Market is Segmented by Type (Biomass, Biogas, Biodiesel, Bio-Ethanol, and Others), and Geography (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Rest of Europe)

Market Snapshot

Europe Bioenergy Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >8 %
Europe Bioenergy Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Europe bioenergy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8% from during 2022-2027. Energy generated using bio-based renewable sources such as biofuel, biogas, biomass, and other bio-organic waste is known as bioenergy. Lockdowns imposed across the globe in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a temporary ban on imports & export, primarily as most of the European countries depend on raw products from outside European Union hampered the market growth. On the other hand. manufacturing & processing activities across various industries, which decreased demand for bioenergy and related products have been recovering since the second quarter of 2021. The growth in the bioenergy market can be attributed to the increasing shift towards renewables and other non-fossil fuel-based energy sources, such as solid biomass, biogas, and others. Factors such as increasing demand for energy, advancements in bioenergy conversion technologies, increasing investment in bioenergy, and declining electricity generation costs from bioenergy facilities are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

  • Biodiesel is likely to experience significant growth in the biofuel market due to its extensive use in automotive vehicles without significant overhauls in the internal combustion engine.
  • As of 2021, research is underway to develop additional feedstocks that could be used to make biofuels, along with production processes that are safe for the environment and take less toll on it, which is likely to present many opportunities in the future.
  • Germany is likely to witness significant growth in the market during the forecast period owing to its increasing expenditure in the sector and favourable governmental policies.

Scope of the Report

The Europe Bioenergy Market report includes:

United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Biodiesel to Witness Significant Growth

  • Biodiesel is a sustainably produced renewable fuel that can be manufactured using various forms of agricultural products, including vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease. It is primarily used in diesel vehicles or any equipment that operates on diesel fuel. Furthermore, biodiesel's physical properties are similar to those of petroleum diesel. However, there are some differences related to its energy density.
  • Europe is one of the largest producers of biodiesel in the world, just slightly ahead of the Asia-pacific region. In 2020, Europe produced 245 thousand barrels of oil equivalent biodiesel per day, which was less than 255 thousand barrels per day produced in 2019. This was primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic supply chain shock as the biodiesel market is still in its nascent stage, and any hindrance is expected to create significant issues in the production.
  • Further, as most of the European countries are an importer of agricultural products, a large number of feedstocks used for the creation of feedstock have to be imported from various countries around the globe, such as Ukraine, Indonesia, and Malaysia, among others.
  • In 2022, the Russia-Ukrainian conflict has created another problematic situation for biodiesel growth as nearly 40% of Soy Oil is imported from Ukraine. Such uncertainty is expected to make the companies push towards more resilient supply chains in the coming years.
  • The Biodiesel consumption in Europe has grown to 281 thousand barrels per day in 2020 from 274 thousand barrels per day in 2019. This growth is expected to increase in the forecast period due to governmental support.
  • Further, The governmtal support in the European continent includes - In 2021, the “Fit for 55” package from European Union which includes a proposal for a transport GHG intensity requirement that would double the current renewable energy target for transport of 14% by 2030. Further, the package consists of a proposed 2% SAF blending mandate by the end of 2025 under the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative and a 2% GHG improvement for shipping under FuelEU Maritime. Thereby pushing the transportation sector towards the adoption of cleaner fuels.
  • Hence, biodiesel is expected to witness significant growth due to increasing governmental support and rising biodiesel consumption
Europe Bioenergy Market Share

Germany to Witness Significant Growth

  • Germany is one of the largest economies in Europe and is a major user and producer of biodiesel on the European continent. The country has been pushing for the increasing usage of cleaner fuels such as biodiesel.
  • Germany is a major producer of biodiesel, with a major proportion of the sales taking place in the form of Blending with B100 form of fuel reducing over the years.The amount of biodiesel produced by Germany under its government's FAME scheme has risen to around 3.025 million tonnes in 2020.
  • Further, the country is a major exporter of biodiesel, mostly to its neighbors, with the Netherlands being the among the topmost importer. However, Germany also imports a large number ofits feedstock needs from around the globe, with palm oil and soy oil, among others taking a major share.
  • To reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and imports, Germany has announced that it will stop the application of palm oil as a raw material to produce biofuels from 2023. In place of that, Germany is expected to instead give a quota for minimum use of waste materials for biofuel production
  • This is being done in accordance with the European Commission’s regulations for tightening rules on palm oil usage as it has been linked to deforestation. Of about 3.4 million tonnes of biodiesel produced in Germany in 2020, oil from rapeseed made up approximately 60% of raw materials, used edible oils collected from food processors and restaurants made around 25%, palm oil 3.9%, and the rest was mainly soya oil.
  • Hence, germany is expected to witness growth due to governmental policies and growing awareness for cleaner fuels. However, a dependence on global imports of feedstock is expected to hinder the market.
Europe Bioenergy Market Report

Competitive Landscape

The power transformers market is moderately fragmented. The key owners in the market include Shell PLC, Greenergy International Ltd, Bunge Limited, Air Liquide S.A., and Abengoa Bioenergia SA

Recent Development

  • In May 2022, Engie SA and OCI NV and EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW) have teamed up to develop a hydrogen and e-methanol project in the Netherlands. Located in Groningen province in the north of the Netherland. The plant will be using waste to create bioenergy in the coming years.
  • In May 2022, Funds managed by Greencoat Capital have agreed to acquire a 41.8-MW biomass power plant in South Wales from Glennmont Partners. This is expected to be a major bioenergy development in the funds history.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast, in USD billion, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    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 Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Biomass

      2. 5.1.2 Biogas

      3. 5.1.3 Biodiesel

      4. 5.1.4 Bio-Ethanol

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.2.2 France

      3. 5.2.3 Spain

      4. 5.2.4 Germany

      5. 5.2.5 Rest of Europe


    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 S.A.

      5. 6.3.5 Harvest Energy

      6. 6.3.6 Abengoa Bioenergia SA

      7. 6.3.7 Corporacion Acciona Energias Renovabl SA

      8. 6.3.8 Greenergy International Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 GBF German Biofuels GMBH

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Bioenergy Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Europe Bioenergy Market is growing at a CAGR of >8% over the next 5 years.

Shell PLC, Bunge Limited, Air Liquide S.A., Greenergy International Ltd, Abengoa Bioenergia SA are the major companies operating in Europe Bioenergy Market.

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