1Q 2020

Renewable Natural Gas

Overview of the Current State of the Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas Markets

The biogas market has made tremendous strides in development since the early 2000s. It has been used in a variety of applications such as electricity generation, heating, and even in transport when upgraded to the quality of traditional natural gas. As decarbonization and sustainability continue to be pressing issues for the global economy, biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) offer solutions that are vital to these efforts. The global biogas market is expected to continue to grow with a large and relatively established market in Europe and a rapidly growing market in Asia Pacific.

The biogas market largely developed out of strong policy support and incentives that made projects economically viable along with regulations mandating certain levels of adoption. Transportation mandates such as the US Renewable Fuel Standard and California Low Carbon Fuel Standard have been instrumental in the RNG market, which represents only a fraction of the overall biogas market. The biggest threat to the biogas market is the possibility of discontinuation of policies and incentives that originally brought market growth.

This report from Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, projects global biogas production and revenue regionally and by feedstock, segmented into waste, industrial, agriculture, and wastewater. Additionally, the study provides an analysis of key market developments in the industry such as policies and incentives and utility moves within the space. Global market forecasts for production and revenue, segmented by region and feedstock extend through 2028.

Pages 25
Tables | Charts | Figures 18
  • What drivers and barriers do biogas and renewable natural gas face in the shift toward decarbonization?
  • What regional and global policies are driving biogas market development?
  • How do biogas feedstocks vary regionally?
  • How will electrification affect the biogas market?
  • What is the difference between biogas and biomethane?
  • How can utilities and policymakers support biogas?
  • To what extent can biogas reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Gas utilities
  • Federal and state policymakers
  • Waste producers
  • International funding agencies
  • Private financial institutions
  • Universities and research organizations
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction

1.2   Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1   Overview

2.2   Drivers

2.2.1   Decarbonization Incentives and Policy Support

2.2.2   Infrastructure Compatibility

2.3   Barriers

2.3.1   Project Uncertainty

2.3.2   Aggregation Constraints

2.3.3   Electrification

2.3.4   Interconnection Costs and Process

2.4   Technology Overview

2.4.1   Anaerobic Digestors

3. Market Forecasts

3.1   Methodology and Assumptions

3.2   Biogas Production

3.2.1   Regions

3.2.2   Feedstocks

3.2.3   Electricity Generation Capacity

3.3   RNG Production

3.4   Conclusions and Recommendations

3.4.1   Recommendations

4. Acronym and Abbreviation List

5. Table of Contents

6. Table of Charts and Figures

7. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Annual Biogas Market Value by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028  
  • Annual Biogas Production and Market Value by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Biogas Production by Feedstock, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Biogas Market by Feedstock, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Cumulative Installed Biogas Electricity Generation Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual RNG Production by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Biogas, RNG Supply Chain
  • Interconnection Process Overview
  • AD Value Chain Overview
  • Annual Biogas Market Value by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Biogas Market Value by Segment, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Biogas Production by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Biogas Production by Feedstock and Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Cumulative Installed Biogas Electricity Generation Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • RNG Production Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Biogas Segments by Feedstock
  • Biogas, Biomethane, RNG Subsidies and Incentives around the Globe
  • North American Utility Biogas and RNG Review
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