Global Nutrient Recycling Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Gaseous Cycle, Sedimentary Cycle, and Hydrological Cycle), By Method (Bio Composting, Anaerobic Digestion, Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater, Cover Cropping & Mulching, and Aquaponics), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2023 - 2033.

Industry: Chemicals & Materials


Global Nutrient Recycling Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The Global Nutrient Recycling Market Size was Valued at USD 4.83 Billion in 2023
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 5.69% from 2023 to 2033
  • The Worldwide Nutrient Recycling Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 8.4 Billion by 2033
  • Europe is Expected to Grow the fastest during the forecast period.

Global Nutrient Recycling Market

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The Global Nutrient Recycling Market Size is Anticipated to Exceed USD 8.4 Billion by 2033, Growing at a CAGR of 5.69% from 2023 to 2033.  


Market Overview 

Nutrient recycling is the process of decomposing organic matter and converting nutrients back into forms that may be absorbed by living organisms such as plants, animals, and microbes. Nutrient recycling involves reusing biological waste from agricultural, industrial, and municipal operations. Appropriate organic sources include waste from animals and urban and manufacturing waste. Nitrogen (N) and phosphate (P) are the two major nutrients that are recycled because they can be used in place of chemical fertilizers, minimizing the extraction of fossil P resources and lowering the environmental effects of producing nitrogen fertilizer from minerals. Furthermore, nutrient recycling is also a key concept in agriculture and organic farming. Farmers may minimize their dependence on chemical fertilizers while improving soil health gradually by recycling nutrients using composting, rotation of crops, and other measures. To recycle nutrients, various technologies can be utilized, including composting, anaerobic digestion of waste, biochar, recovery of nutrients from wastewater, crop rotation, cover cropping, and aquaponics techniques. Organic recycling should consider both nutrient recycling and the value of organic matter. Organic sources can be used as both fertilizer and soil improver. Organic sources have varying nutritional efficiency, making it difficult to estimate values. When using organic soil improvers, it is important to prevent overdosing with N and P, which can lead to pollution of the soil and water.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global nutrient recycling market based on various segments and regions forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the global nutrient recycling market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the global nutrient recycling market.


Global Nutrient Recycling Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 4.83 Billion
Forecast Period:2023-2033
Forecast Period CAGR 2023-2033 :5.69%
2033 Value Projection:USD 8.4 Billion
Historical Data for:2019-2022
No. of Pages:172
Tables, Charts & Figures:120
Segments covered:By Type, By Method and By Region
Companies covered:: Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling LLC, Cambi AS, AgriProtein Holdings Ltd., Anuvia Plant Nutrients, Ostrevent, Veolia, BioHiTech Global Inc., DVO, Inc., AgriReNew, Inc., Smithfield Foods, Inc., Aqua Green, Elemental Enzymes, Suez, and other key vendors
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Consumers are increasingly aware of the origins of their food and the environmental impact of its production. As a result, food producers face increased pressure to adopt more sustainable techniques to meet consumer demand. Nutrient recycling technologies improve soil fertility by replenishing the microbial population through natural cycles. It contributes to environmental health by lowering the level of pollutants. Increased concern regarding the negative environmental effects of agriculture is increasing the demand for sustainable farming practices, which include nutrient recycling. It enhances soil health and lowers production costs sustainably. It ensures the most effective possible use of natural resources for quick benefits and contributes to their preservation for future generations. Governments and non-governmental organizations are additionally encouraging sustainable farming and recycling of nutrients through advertising campaigns and educational initiatives.


Restraining Factors

Lack of awareness and understanding of the benefits and possibilities of nutrient recycling may hinder market expansion. Many stakeholders, particularly farmers, waste management corporations, and legislators, may be unaware of the economic and environmental benefits of nutrient recycling. In some circumstances, regulatory frameworks and policies may not be compatible with the development and implementation of nutrient recycling methods. Ambiguous or severe regulations can be an obstacle for businesses and organizations looking to utilize nutrient recycling systems.


Market Segmentation

The global nutrient recycling market share is classified into type and method.


  • The gaseous cycle segment is expected to hold a significant share of the global nutrient recycling market during the forecast period.   

Based on the type, the global nutrient recycling market is divided into gaseous cycle, sedimentary cycle, and hydrological cycle. Among these, the gaseous cycle segment is expected to hold a significant share of the global nutrient recycling market during the forecast period. The nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen cycles are among the non-mineral chemicals employed in these cycles. Through a variety of mechanisms, nutrients are taken up by living things and then expelled back into the atmosphere, where they might be reabsorbed by other living things. Compared to sedimentary cycles, gaseous cycles typically move faster and adapt to changes in the biosphere more readily.


  • The nutrient recovery from wastewater segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global nutrient recycling market during the forecast period.

Based on the method, the global nutrient recycling market is divided into bio composting, anaerobic digestion, nutrient recovery from wastewater, cover cropping & mulching, and aquaponics. Among these, the nutrient recovery from wastewater segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global nutrient recycling market during the forecast period. Nutrient recovery from wastewater systems is critical in reducing the negative consequences of agricultural runoff. These systems contribute to the prevention of eutrophication in aquatic environments by catching and recycling excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. As public awareness of environmental issues rises, the demand for nutrient recovery from wastewater also increases.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Nutrient Recycling Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)



North America is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global nutrient recycling market over the predicted timeframe.


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North America is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global nutrient recycling market over the predicted timeframe. The United States makes a substantial contribution to the development of the region's nutrient recycling market, due to increased funding for biobased agriculture in the country. The need for sustainable farming methods, such as nutrient recycling in this region, is rising as worries about the effects of agriculture on the environment grow. Concerns around food safety, climate change, and resource scarcity are some of the issues driving this demand. The increasing popularity of energy crops in North America has considerably boosted the demand for fertilizer recycling systems. These crops, such as soybeans, maize, and switchgrass, are grown to provide bioenergy, and the residue can be recycled to improve soil nutrients.


Europe is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global nutrient recycling market during the forecast period. Europe has been in the lead of food recycling activities, driven by the EU's circular Economy Package and the Water Framework Directive. Certain European countries have implemented integrated nutrient management systems, which include nutrient recovery from agricultural leftovers, biological waste, and wastewater. Countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany are pioneers in nutrient recycling technologies, having enacted tough rules to combat nutrient contamination and encourage sustainable agricultural methods.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global nutrient recycling market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
  • Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling LLC
  • Cambi AS
  • AgriProtein Holdings Ltd.
  • Anuvia Plant Nutrients
  • Ostrevent
  • Veolia
  • BioHiTech Global Inc.
  • DVO, Inc.
  • AgriReNew, Inc.
  • Smithfield Foods, Inc.
  • Aqua Green
  • Elemental Enzymes
  • Suez
  • Others.


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments


  • In September 2022, Biolan Oy, Gasum Oy, and Pöytyän Maanparannus Oy have launched a new biogas value chain partnership that will focus on recycled nutrients. Kiertoravinne Oy serves the industry and agriculture sectors by providing digestate-based fertilizer products and reclaimed nutrients from biogas facilities.


  • In September 2021, the collaboration combined Ostara's market-leading processing solutions for nutrient recovery with Evoqua's established water and wastewater treatment solutions, helping customers recover nutrients and transform them into useful fertilizers.



Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Nutrient Recycling Market based on the below-mentioned segments: 


Global Nutrient Recycling Market, By Type

  • Gaseous Cycle
  • Sedimentary Cycle
  • Hydrological Cycle


Global Nutrient Recycling Market, By Method

  • Bio Composting
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater
  • Cover Cropping & Mulching
  • Aquaponics


Global Nutrient Recycling Market, By Regional

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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