; Biochar Market Size, Share, Trend 2034

Biochar Market

Biochar Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Technology (Pyrolysis, Gasification Systems, and Others), By Application (Farming, Livestock, Soil Amendment, Power Generation and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2024-2034

Published on: Feb-2024
Report Code: FG EP 01886
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Biochar Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 13.2% in the forecast period (2024-2034), with the market size valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2023 and projected to reach USD 7.1 billion by 2034.

Product Overview

Biochar refers to a carbon rich material which is produced with the help of thermal decomposition of the organic biomass, which includes agricultural waste, wood waste or animal manure, under low oxygen conditions. In agricultural applications, bio char helps in improving the overall soil structure, improving water retention and promoting the nutrient cycling, thereby boosting crop yields and reducing need for synthetic fertilizers. Biochar, can be effectively utilized in environmental protection efforts, such as soil remediation, water filtration and air purification.  The overall biochar market has witnessed substantial growth in the recent years, which is influenced by the increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices, rising awareness about the harmful effects of soil degradation and climate change, and government initiatives promoting biochar use. Major Companies in the market are proactively investing in research and development, in order to expand market reach.

Market Highlights

Biochar Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period, 2024-2034

Biochar Market is anticipated to reach USD 7.1 billion, growing at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period due to the increasing benefits in soil health, carbon sequestration, and sustainable agriculture practices. Consumers, Corporations and Government around the world are pushing towards sustainable development, by using products that don’t harm the environment and promote a cleaner living. Biochar has been an effective product to meet these goals, as it is produced with the help of organic matter and effectively helps in acting as a fertilizer and assists towards effective power generation. Biochar is produced with the help of technologies such as Pyrolysis, Gasification Systems, and Others. All of these Biochar products are effectively used in various applications such as Farming, Livestock, Soil Amendment, Power Generation and Others.

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Biochar Market Segmentation

Soil Amendment segment to dominate due to its effective use in agriculture applications

By Application, Biochar Market is segmented into Farming, Livestock, Soil Amendment, Power Generation and Others. Soil Amendment leads the biochar market with capturing more than 50% of the market share due to several reasons. Biochar has noticeably helped in the improvement of the soil heath by improving the overall water retention, availability of nutrient and microbial activity, which leads to a overall increase in the crop yield and resilience. Biochar can be effectively used in various farming practices which includes field application, composting and seed coatings, which offers a better versatility. It has proven to be effective in carbon sequestration from soils, by meeting with climate change problems and aligning with various suitable goals. Overall growing awareness of biochar benefits have led to increased programs for promoting its use in agriculture.  Other Applications such as in livestock biochar has worked as a feed additive to improve the overall animal health and reduce methane emissions. Power generation with the help of gasification based systems helps in producing biochar for energy generation.  

Pyrolysis technology is being effectively used for biochar generation due to better yield potential

By Technology, Biochar is segmented into Pyrolysis and Gasification Systems. The dominance of pyrolysis has been effective, as pyrolysis help in generally producing a higher percentage of biochar as compared to gasification, making it more efficient for maximization of the end product. Biochar which is produced with the help of pyrolysis process has a higher carbon content, which is crucial for its application in carbon sequestration and soil amendment. Pyrolysis has been considered a more stable and easier to control, which leads to a consistent product quality and fewer challenges.   It is known for the handling of a wide variety if feedstock materials, which includes biomass with higher moisture content. Being a less expensive method, it has become more effective compared to gasification. However, Gasification is known for its ability to generate syngas which is fuel gas used for power and transportation fuels. 

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Higher Demand For Organic Food And Sustainable Agricultural Practices To Influence Market Growth

Consumers are moving towards better food options which are focused on health, food safety and environmental issues rising the overall demand for organic food and sustainable products. Biochar is playing an important role in addressing consumers concerns by improving soil health, enabling better crop yields in organic farming practices without any use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Also, biochar has the ability to improve the overall quality of organically grown crops by potentially improving their nutrient content and flavor. Moreover, biochar contributes to reducing the environmental impact of agriculture by sequestering carbon and minimizing soil erosion. Major producers are responding to consumer demand by providing more organic products, while governments are supporting sustainable agriculture through subsidies and regulations, creating a beneficial market environment for the effective adoption of biochar in agricultural practices.

Rising Awareness For Climate Change And Soil Health Among Individuals Has Promoted The Use Of Biochar

Various governments and environmental organizations are working towards to increase the overall awareness of climate change and soil health has attracted a larger need for action. Biochar has come up as an effective solution which serves as an carbon capturing component by storing carbon in soil, contributing significantly to greenhouse gas mitigation efforts. While concerns regarding soil degradation caused by erosion, fertilizer overuse, and other factors have increased.  Biochar effectively is helping in improving the soil health due to various factors, by enhancing the water retention quality, reducing irrigation needs and vulnerability to drought. Additonally, biochar has been boosting the soils nutrient availability reducing dependence on synthetic fertilizers. Biochar continues to garner attention as a sustainable solution for mitigating climate change and promoting overall soil sustainability


Higher Production Costs Of Biochar Is Acting As A Major Challenge For Its Wider Adoption 

The higher production costs of biochar is presenting major obstacle for its wider use and overall growth, with several other challenges. Feedstock costs, which includes acquisition and pre-processing expenses, can be excessive due to competition from other industries and the need for specialized treatments. Additionally, the capital investment required for setting up biochar production facilities, combined with operational costs such as energy consumption and resource utilization, further increases the production expenses. Smaller producers also struggle to achieve cost effectiveness compared to larger ones, while varying conversion efficiencies among technologies impacts the overall yield and production costs. Limited overall demand and unstable prices due to standard quality and certification increases the overall burden on producers. To resolve these challenges, innovation in sourcing, quality standards and supportive government policies and incentives can improve the market sphere.   

Recent Developments

  • In 2023, Carbon Terra GmbH secured €5 million in funding to expand its biochar production capacity and develop new carbon capture technologies. They also launched a pilot project with a major agricultural cooperative to test the efficacy of biochar for improving soil carbon sequestration in Europe.
  • In 2023, Cool Plant Energy Systems Inc. announced the commercial launch of its "Bluechar" product, a biochar specifically designed for water filtration and remediation applications. They have also entered into a contract with a municipal wastewater treatment plant to supply Bluechar for nutrient removal and water quality improvement.
  • In 2023, Biochar Now LLC, expanded its product offerings to include biochar-based fertilizers and soil conditioners. They have partenered with national gardening association to promote the use of biochar among home gardeners.
  • In 2023, Earth Systems Ltd. launched a new biochar blend specifically formulated for restoring degraded land and promoting biodiversity. The company has also effectively partnered with a conservation organization to implement biochar application projects in fire-affected areas.
  • In 2023, Full Circle Biochar introduced a biochar subscription service for home gardeners and small farms. They have effectively launched a pilot project with a community garden to demonstrate the positive impact of biochar on urban soil quality.

Biochar Market

Key Players:

  • Carbon Terra GmbH
  • Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc.
  • Earth Systems Pty Ltd
  • Biochar Now LLC
  • Phoenix Energy
  • Diacarbon Energy Inc.
  • Genesis Industries LLC
  • Agri-Tech Producers LLC
  • Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd
  • Earth Systems Bioenergy
  • Vega Biofuels Inc.
  • The Biochar Company
  • Full Circle Biochar
  • Biochar Supreme LLC
  • Airex Energy Inc.
  • Other Prominent Players (Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis)

Regional Analysis

 Biochar Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Asia-Pacific is dominating the biochar market which currently holds around dominating market share. The rapid growth in the regions agricultural sector has created a higher demand for soil amendments like biochar. Countries like China and India have implemented policies and subsidies which promotes biochar use, growing awareness about climate change and soil health is driving interest in biochar potential benefits. Asian countries are also facing challenges with the limited arable land, making biochar potential in order to improve soil fertility highly attractive.

Other regions such as North America and Europe have established biochar markets with advanced technologies, but are facing a limited growth aspect due to already developed agricultural practices. Regions like Latin America and Middle East & Africa are promising potential future adoption.

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Impact of Covid-19 on Biochar Market

The Cobid-19 pandemic overall had a noticeable impact on the biochar market, with negative impacts such as lockdown restrictions which disrupted the supply chain for biochar feedstock and production, leading to temporary fluctuations. Reduced investment caused an overall economic slowdown, leading to a decreased investment in new biochar projects.  During the initial stages of pandemic, other essential sectors received more immediate aid and assistance. Positively, pandemic has increased public awareness of environmental issues and sustainability, increasing interest in biochar. While disruptions in the global supply chains encouraged exploration of local feedstock sources for biochar production. The combined effect of the pandemic is negative and positive which resulted in slower growth.

Biochar Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Biochar Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.2% from 2024-2034


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Technology

  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification Systems
  •  Others

By Application

  • Farming
  • Livestock
  • Soil Amendment
  • Power Generation
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Biochar Market size was values at USD 1.8 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach the value of USD 7.1 billion in 2034, exhibiting a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period.

Biochar refers to a carbon rich material which is produced with the help of thermal decomposition of the organic biomass, which includes agricultural waste, wood waste or animal manure, under low oxygen conditions.

The Pyrolysis segment and Soil Amendment segment accounted for the largest Biochar Market share.

Key players in the Biochar Market include Carbon Terra GmbH, Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., Earth Systems Pty Ltd, Biochar Now LLC, Phoenix Energy, Diacarbon Energy Inc., Genesis Industries LLC, Agri-Tech Producers LLC, Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd, Earth Systems Bioenergy, Vega Biofuels Inc., The Biochar Company, Full Circle Biochar, Biochar Supreme LLC, Airex Energy Inc. and Other Prominent Players.

Growing demand for sustainable agriculture practices, government support with the help of policies and incentives with rising concerns for soil degradation and climate change are the factors driving the Biochar Market.

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