Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030)

  • The Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market size was valued at USD 297 Mn. in 2023 and the total Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.15% from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly USD 369.01 Mn.

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Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Overview

Brewers' spent grain (BSG) is the most abundant by-product generated in the beer-brewing process. The material consists of the barley grain husks obtained as solid residue after the production of worth. BSG is rich in fiber and protein and, the main use for the elimination of the by-product has been as an animal feed.


The Report includes a comprehensive study of the German Brewer’s Spent Grain Market that has impacted the growth, challenges, restraints, and opportunities of the market. The Report consists of a detailed study of key players present in the market and focuses on their strategic, and financial analysis of the market. The report also covers Qualitative and Quantitative data that is used in Research to analyze market trends in the market. With the adoption of new technologies in their organizations, key companies in Germany have made significant profits and are estimated to grow faster by reaching their target audience. The report consists of a comprehensive study of various strategies such as collaborations, partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions adopted by the market leaders.

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Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Dynamics

Fuelling Growth in the Brewer’s Spent Grain Market

Germany led the market with the largest market share and a growing CAGR during the forecast period. The increase in demand for the manufacture of brewery-spent grain has increased as Germany is the nation that produces the most beer globally. Recent advancements in the food industry's studies indicate that the use of brewery grain in food has improved human nutrition since it has a high protein content that is advantageous to people's health. Additionally, the wasted grain from the brewery has the ability to generate biogas, it is also utilized in biotechnological applications resulting in higher demand for Brewer’s spent grain. 


Companies are also realizing and seizing the opportunity to commercially create and supply BSG-derived substances to the food industry has propelled the market. In the European Union, 3.4 million tons of beer are produced, of which 2 million tons are exported. 70% of these used grains are used for feed, 10% for biogas production, and the remaining 20% ??for landfill. The growing acceptance of 100% recycled food products points to significant potential in the rapidly growing recycled foods industry as a result of accelerating the brewer’s spent grain market.


Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Challenges

The rising Legal constraints, raw material composition differences, and consumer perception of waste as low-value waste are some of the challenges associated with the widespread use or inclusion of recycled BSG ingredients. Macroeconomic indicators like GDP growth, employment rates, and consumer sentiment have impacted the beer consumption rate as a result production of beer decreased leading to the Economic impact on the Brewer’s spent grain market.


Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Segment Analysis

Based on Type, the Barley segment dominates the market with the highest market share and a growing CAGR during the forecast years. Germany is self-sufficient, and frequently an exporter of wheat, barley, and rye. Barley is mostly used in the production of beers in Germany resulting in 41 % of waste that is brewer’s spent grain. Production of brewer’s spent grain in Germany is on a large scale owing to the increase in demand for the beer consumption has propelled the market growth.


The increase in Global warming poses a serious challenge to the global barley supply, as more than 60% of the world’s barley production is provided by Europe, most of it grown under rain-fed conditions. It is estimated that BSG forms around 85% of solid waste from brewing and more than 30% of initial malt. 41. In 2023, barley production for Germany was 11.2 million thousand tonnes.

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Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market

Market Size in 2023

USD 297 Mn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 369.01 Mn.

CAGR (2024-2030)


Historic Data


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segment Scope


By Type

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Oats
  • Other Grains

By Application

  • Animal Feed
  • Cattle (Dairy/Beef)
  • Horse Feed
  • Poultry
  • Food & Beverages
  • Dietary Supplements


Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Key Players

  1. Molson Coors Beverage Company.
  2. BrewDog Plc.
  3. Heineken NV.
  4. Cloudwater Brew Co.
  5. Carlsberg Group.
  6. Oettinger Brewery.
  7. Heineken NV.
  8. Bitburger Brewery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rising production of beers is expected to be the major driver for the market.

1.    Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Introduction
1.1.    Study Assumption and Market Definition
1.2.    Scope of the Study
1.3.    Executive Summary 
1.4.    Emerging Technologies
1.5.    Market Projections
1.6.    Strategic Recommendations
2.    Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Trends
2.1.    Market Consolidation
2.2.    Adoption of Advanced Technologies
2.3.    Pricing and Reimbursement Trends
3.    Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market: Dynamics
3.1.1.    Market Drivers
3.1.2.    Market Restraints 
3.1.3.    Market Opportunities
3.1.4.    Market Challenges

3.2.    PORTER’s Five Forces Analysis
3.3.    PESTLE Analysis
3.4.    Regulatory Landscape
3.5.    Analysis of Government Schemes and Initiatives for the Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain  Industry
4.    Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Size and Forecast by Segments (by Value USD)
4.1.    Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Size and Forecast, by Type (2024-2030)
4.1.1.    Wheat
4.1.2.    Barley
4.1.3.    Rye
4.1.4.    Oats
4.1.5.    Other Grains 

4.2.    Monitors Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Size and Forecast, by Application (2023-2030)
4.2.1.    Animal Feed
4.2.2.    Cattle (Dairy/Beef)
4.2.3.    Horse Feed
4.2.4.    Poultry
4.2.5.    Food & Beverages
4.2.6.    Dietary Supplements 

5.    Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Market: Competitive Landscape
5.1.    STELLAR Competition Matrix
5.2.    Competitive Landscape
5.3.    Key Players Benchmarking
5.3.1.    Company Name
5.3.2.    Service Segment
5.3.3.    End-user Segment 
5.3.4.    Revenue (2023)
5.3.5.    Company Locations

5.4.    Leading Germany Brewer’s Spent Grain Companies, by market capitalization
5.5.    Market Structure
5.5.1.    Market Leaders 
5.5.2.    Market Followers
5.5.3.    Emerging Players

5.6.    Mergers and Acquisitions Details
6.    Company Profile: Key Players
6.1.    Molson Coors Beverage Company
6.1.1.    Company Overview
6.1.2.    Business Portfolio
6.1.3.    Financial Overview
6.1.4.    SWOT Analysis
6.1.5.    Strategic Analysis
6.1.6.    Scale of Operation (small, medium, and large)
6.1.7.    Details on Partnership
6.1.8.    Regulatory Accreditations and Certifications Received by Them
6.1.9.    Awards Received by the Firm
6.1.10.     Recent Developments

6.2.    BrewDog Plc.
6.3.    Heineken NV.
6.4.    Cloudwater Brew Co.
6.5.    Carlsberg Group.
6.6.    Oettinger Brewery.
6.7.    Heineken NV.
6.8.    Bitburger Brewery.
7.    Key Findings
8.    Industry Recommendations
9.    Terms and Glossary

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