Biochar Market Size, Share, Growth and Analysis by 2028

Biochar Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Feedstock (Woody Biomass and Agricultural Waste, Animal Manure, and Other Feedstock) and Application (Electricity Generation, Agriculture, Forestry, and Others)

Publication Month: Mar 2022 | Report Code: TIPRE00009475 | No. of Pages: No. of Pages150 | Category: Chemicals and Materials | Status: Published

The biochar market is projected to reach US$ 177.06 million by 2021 from US$ 368.85 million in 2028. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2021 to 2028.


The demand for biochar is growing rapidly in the agriculture & feedstock industry. In addition to this, advanced benefits of biochar such as reducing gas emissions and increasing crop productivity are driving the market growth worldwide. However, limited preference among farmers in agricultural economies limits the  biochar market  growth. Further, high transportation cost of raw materials and the possibility of contamination can hinder market growth. The increasing demand for organic food products, rising use of biochar in water treatment, and applications in the construction industry further propel the market growth. In addition, the adoption of biochar for energy production for ensuring environmental sustainability has become a predominant trend in various industries.

Asia-Pacific held the largest share of the market in 2021, and is expected to register a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The key players operating in the biochar market are focusing on expanding their operations across the Middle East & Africa due to the potential customer base, favorable laws, and rapidly developing retail landscape.

Strategic Insights

Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 177.06 million by 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 368.85 million in 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 11.1% from 2021 to 2028.
Forecast Period2021- 2028
Base Year2021
No. of Pages150
No. of Tables112
No. of Charts & Figures72
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredFeedstock and Application
Regional scopeNorth America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
Country scopeUS, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Biochar Market

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the biochar market faced unprecedented challenges due to the shortage in raw material supply, the shutdown of factories, limited availability of workforces, and other operational difficulties faced under pandemic safety protocols. The shutdown of manufacturing units, problems in the procurement of raw materials, and restrictions on logistics also hampered the global market growth. The outbreak disrupted value chains due to the sudden shutdown of national and international boundaries, creating revenue loss and damage to businesses. This led to a fall in demand for biochar. Furthermore, research activities were hampered due to the shuttering of laboratories and production facilities.


Biochar Market Breakdown – by Region

Biochar Market Breakdown – by Region

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Market Insights
Biochar helps in increasing crop productivity

Biochar is a carbonaceous material that can help stabilize toxins in  mining waste  and boost revegetation. It helps in reducing gas emissions and increasing crop productivity. Biochar helps in soil improvement, lowering environmental pollution levels, and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Government agencies across the world aim to make their energy systems more sustainable, secure, and competitive. Many policies by them support sustainable waste management and environmental protection, which is boosting biochar production capacities across the world.

Biochar is beneficial for soil resiliency leading to increased crop production. The organic food industry started to boom for more than a decade now. Rising awareness among people about the benefits of organic food and side effects of artificial chemicals in food production has further boosted the growth of organic food. The price difference between organic and inorganic food is also insignificant when compared to the health benefits carried by organic food. Organic food prevents the body from the needless intake of pesticides and fertilizers. Also, growth in e-commerce has acted like a catalyst for this industry .Use of Biochar in organic farming is better for the environment and more sustainable. All these benefits are driving the biochar market during the forecast period.

Feedstock Insights

The biochar market, by feedstock, is segmented into woody biomass and agricultural waste, animal manure, and other feedstock. The woody biomass and agricultural waste segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This woody biomass is derived from trees. The farm waste segment includes manure, oil, silage plastics, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides; wastes from farms, poultry houses and slaughterhouses; veterinary medicines; and horticultural plastics. The growing application in the agricultural & feedstock industry is driving the demand for biochar.

Biochar Market, by Feedstock – 2020 and 2028

Biochar Market, by Feedstock – 2020 and 2028

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Application Insights

The biochar market, based on application, has been segmented into electricity generation, agriculture, forestry, and others. The agriculture segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Biochar enhances soil structure, increases water retention and aggregation, decreases acidity, reduces nitrous oxide emissions, improves microbial properties, regulates nitrogen leaching, and improves porosity. The application of biochar in agriculture is also beneficial for composting since it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and prevents the loss of nutrients in the compost material. It accelerates the composting process by promoting microbial activity.

Further, new uses for this ultra-porous material (biochar) are cropping up all over the industrial landscape. Biochar has been making waves not only as a soil amendment, but for its use in animal feed and other animal husbandry applications. Adoption of biochar leads to improved digestion in animals. Biochar offers many benefits to animals resulting in improved overall health, leading to a boost in productivity. The benefits of biochar don’t stop after digestion; biochar that is excreted as manure also helps in maintaining the soil-restoring properties adding an additional value proposition to farmers. The government is also supporting the use of this product for livestock feeding. This proves to be an emerging opportunity that will lead to growth of Biochar market during the forecast period.

The key players operating in the biochar market include Carbon Gold Ltd; Genesis Industries; Black Owl Biochar; Biochar Now, LLC; Airex Energie Inc.; Phoenix Energy; American Biochar Company; Bioforcetech Corp; ECOERA; and PYROPOWER. Due to vital government initiatives and regulatory policies, the players focus on to increase energy production from biomass and engage in biochar production. Environmental benefits and advantages associated with biochar are creating lucrative opportunities for the market players.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the biochar market to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted to secure growth in developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the biochar market from 2019 to 2028
  • Estimation of global demand for biochar
  • Porter's Five Forces analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario
  • Market trends and outlook, and factors governing the growth of the biochar market
  • Assistance in the decision-making process by highlighting market strategies that underpin commercial interest, leading to the market growth
  • Size of the biochar market size at various nodes
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the market, and the biochar industry dynamics

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the prominent players operating in the global biochar market include Airex Énergie Inc.; Genesis Industries; Carbon Gold Ltd; Black Owl Biochar; Biochar Now, LLC; Phoenix Energy; American BioChar Company; BioForceTech Corporation; Ecoera, and Pyropower, among others.
Biochar is charcoal or high-carbon, the fine-grained residue produced via pyrolysis. Biochar is used as a soil conditioner and fed to animals. Biochar is a stable solid rich in carbon and can abide in soil for thousands of years. Biochar offers multiple soil health benefits. It promotes good soil and plants health.
In 2020, Asia-Pacific led the global biochar market. The increasing focus on municipal and industrial wastewater treatment is driving the demand for biochar in the region. Moreover, the governments are also investing in sewage treatment plants to promote the reuse and recycling of water.
Based on product type, the biochar crystals segment held the largest share in the biochar market. It is a precursor to polyacrylamides that have a wide range of applications as water-soluble thickeners and flocculation agents.
Based on application, the water and wastewater treatment segment held the largest share in the global biochar market. Biochar is used to manufacture biochar polymer (polyacrylamide) which is used as a flocculent in wastewater treatment.
The global biochar market is primarily driven by growing demand for biochar in agriculture & feedstock industry and advanced benefits of biochar.
The List of Companies - Biochar Market 
  1. Airex Énergie Inc.                
  2. Genesis Industries             
  3. Carbon Gold Ltd                  
  4. Black Owl Biochar                
  5. Biochar Now, LLC                
  6. Phoenix Energy    
  7. American BioChar Company           
  8. BioForceTech Corporation              
  9. Ecoera     
  10. Pyropower
  • Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies.
  • The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the biochar market, thereby allowing players to develop effective long-term strategies.
  • Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets.
  • Scrutinize in-depth the market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it.
  • Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin commercial interest with respect to the application.
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