New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In July 2021, AcuComm reported on 15 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$243 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 75 MW (or 5 MW on average at each plant) and consume 1.4 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 34% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (August 2020 to July 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 231 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$4.8 billion.

Project Tonnage by Waste Type: 12-month period  (%)

NIR AD Biogas Aug 2021

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

NIR AD Biogas Aug 2021b

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of six complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas
  • Waste-to-Fuel.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In March 2021, AcuComm reported on 22 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$253 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 58 MW (or 3 MW on average at each plant) and consume almost 1.4 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 40% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Serbia, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (April 2020 to March 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 199 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$3.8 billion.

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

March 2021 AD Biogas

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of five complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

Global AD/Biogas

Anaerobic digestion/biogas is one area where we see a steady level of ongoing investment. These projects tend not to be very large in comparison with other areas of the waste industry, but represent a specialist and high tech niche within it. One advantage of AD/biogas projects is they are typically small and self-contained, and therefore quick to get up and running in comparison with other areas of the waste industry. For the projects in our database ,the average time to become operational is around 15 months.

Over the past year, AcuComm has reported on 151 such projects across the world. These have an average value of US$25 million, and an average throughput of 264 tonnes per day. Average power generation is 4 MW. Again, this is small when compared with the general waste-to-energy industry, but such localised generation is valuable to the farm or industrial site where it is based, either for re-use on-site or for being sold to the local electricity grid. Farm waste is the biggest area for investment, followed by sewage/wastewater projects.

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Investment is dominated by the Americas (principally the US) and Europe. These two regions account for nearly 90% of projects by value over the past year. Leading European countries for AD/biogas investment are the UK, Italy, Denmark, France and Ireland. Asia appears notably under-developed with only around 5% of the value.

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European companies predominate in terms of equipment supply and engineering services. The leading firm, in terms of the number of projects involved with, is Hitachi Zosen Inova, the Switzerland-based European subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi Zosen. In second place is HoSt, based in the Netherlands. Other leading European companies include BioGTS (Finland), EnviTec Biogas (Germany) and Malmberg Gruppen (Sweden). The leading non-European company is Anaergia, based in Canada.

AcuComm adds more AD/biogas projects to its database each week. Check out the full latest information here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – France – AD Plant

Construction of a 0.2 MW AD plant

On 22nd September 2017, a new €2 million 0.22 MW AD plant in Bords, Cahrente-Maritime was inaugurated.

The plant, which was developed by AEB Méthafrance for dairy producer SAS Lulimetha/GAEC Robertière, will use 4,950 tonnes per year of cattle manure and crop residues as feedstock to produce energy and fertilisers.

To take a look at the full details of this project, click here.