Biopower, also known as biomass power, makes use of biomass or biogas to generate electricity. There are many different types of biopower systems in the world, including direct-fired, gasification, anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, cofiring, etc. Amongst these, direct-fired systems are the most commonly used. These biopower plants utilize feedstocks directly to produce steam, which is captured by a turbine and then converted into electricity with the help of a generator. Biomass energy can be successfully used to produce clean energy, reducing carbon emissions at the same time. In its original form, biomass can be used as fuel, or it can also be refined to different kinds of solid, gaseous, or liquid biofuels. These fuels are today used across all sectors of the society for transport, for the production of electricity, for heating and cooling, and for other industrial purposes as well. There is no doubt that biopower has today become the most commonly and widely used renewable energy sources for generating clean electricity.

The biggest benefit of biopower is the huge range of feedstock that can be used to produce it. Biopower can be produced from feedstock such as sewage, forest residues, municipal waste, wood residues, short-rotation crops, fibers, residues from the industrial sector, waste from the agricultural sector, and many other resources.

The United States, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, India, and China, are some of the biggest producers of biopower globally.

The global biopower industry has witnessed stable growth in recent years, driven particularly by supportive regulations and government policies. It is expected that in the years to come, more countries will boost their support mechanisms for the biopower industry as energy security concerns and environmental challenges force governments to look at such alternate energy options. It is expected that by the end of 2025, the global biopower industry will have an installed capacity of over 165 GW.

Aruvian Research analyzes the global biopower industry in its in-depth research report Analyzing the Global Biopower Industry 2018. The research report begins with an introduction to biopower, covering the basics of biopower and how it can be used as an energy source. Conversion technologies such as anaerobic digestion, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, etc., are touched upon. All the various technologies are compared and we look at the major challenges facing each technology as well.

The global biopower industry is analyzed through an industry overview, installed capacity of biopower (cumulative and annual statistics), installed capacity of biopower by countries and by feedstock. Major feedstock looked at in the report include bagasse, wood waste, MSW, landfill gas, waste water, palm oil, and others. Electricity generation from biopower, industry capital expenditure, investment in the industry, and an analysis of the global biopower market by regions is also included in the report. Growth factors and challenges facing the global biopower industry are analyzed briefly.

The report analyzes some of the biggest biopower markets in the world, including Brazil, China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each biopower market is analyzed through an industry overview, regulatory framework governing the industry, installed capacity of biopower (cumulative and annual capacity), electricity generation statistics, industry capital expenditure, and the investment in these biopower markets. Data analyzed in the report range from 2006 to 2025.

Analyzing the Global Biopower Industry 2018 is a comprehensive coverage of biomass and biogas power in the world and it provides the ideal guide to where this lucrative technology is headed in the coming years.