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

  • The Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market size was valued at USD 148.5 Mn. in 2023 and the total Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.98 % from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly USD 182.39 Mn.

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Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Overview

Brewer's spent grain (BSG) or draff is a food waste that is a byproduct of the brewing industry that makes up 85 percent of brewing waste. BSG is obtained as a mostly solid residue after wort production in the brewing process. 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.


The report has covered the profit margins of the key players by region and different segments. The market revenue is expected to grow from xx to xx during the forecast year with an increase in sales of the brewers’ spent grain in Spain. The Market Analysis has several factors that have influenced the market growth in the region. The report offers an depth analysis of the dynamics, growth drivers, challenges, opportunities, and restraints of the market. Market concentration occurs in very few manufacturing companies that dominate the Brewer’s spent grain market. The report focuses on market research methodologies such as consumer behavior, market trends, and competitive analysis to analyze the current market situation.

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Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Dynamics

Sustainable Growth Driven by Brewer’s Spent Grain Innovation

The increased consumption of beer in Spain has increased the production of the beer resulting in the growth of the market. The Spanish Market plays a vital role in the beer production market as it holds the second position in Europe for Beer Production. The rising demand for sustainability has driven the market for breweries in Spain, which are focusing on reducing waste and recycling the brewer’s spent grain. The environmental footprint of craft micro-breweries using attributional life cycle assessment with an extended boundary to account for the use of co-products as animal feed on local farms has driven the market growth. The potential proteins, high fiber, and carbohydrates present in Brewer’s spent grain market have accelerated the market growth in Spain. Technological advancements in BSG processing are enhancing efficiency and diversifying the range of BSG-based products available in the market resulting in higher demand for the Brewer’s Spent Grain Market.


Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Challenges

Brewer’s Spent Grain Market faces challenges related to the supply chain and storage. BSG is heavy and difficult to supply from country to country. BSG has a high moisture content and is susceptible to spoiling it requires high cost to store and preserve the Brewer’s Spent Grain has hindered the market growth. Lack of awareness among people regarding the potential benefits offered by brewer’s spent grain market has restrained the market growth. The lower adoption rate of BSG in the Market leaders, which are already established in the animal feed and food markets has created barriers to the market.


Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Segment Analysis

Based on Application, the Animal feed segment dominated the market with a growing CAGR during the forecast years. The grain used by Brewer is widely used in animal nutrition because it is known as an ideal addition to high-quality feed. Brewer's grain is used to feed ruminants and monogastric animals, increasing the demand for Brewer's spent grains. A significant part of the spent grain is delivered by enormous breweries and handled in mass for animal feed Compared to cereals, the cereals used are characterized by a particularly high protein content and good protein stability in the rumen. Grains used as a by-product of high-quality brewing, obtained as a solid residue during beer production, contain barley nutrients in a concentrated form.

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Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market

Market Size in 2023

USD 148.5 Mn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 182.39 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


Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Key Players

  1. Mahou San Miguel
  2. Grupo Damm
  3. Hijos de Rivera (Estrella Galicia)
  4. La Zaragozana
  5. La Sagra Brew
  6. Grupo Mahou-San Miguel
  7. La Virgen Brewery

Frequently Asked Questions

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

1.    Spain 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.    Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Trends
2.1.    Market Consolidation
2.2.    Adoption of Advanced Technologies
2.3.    Pricing and Reimbursement Trends
3.    Spain 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 Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain  Industry
4.    Spain Brewer’s Spent Grain Market Size and Forecast by Segments (by Value USD)
4.1.    Spain 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 Spain 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.    Spain 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 Spain 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.    Mahou San Miguel 
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.    Grupo Damm 
6.3.    Hijos de Rivera (Estrella Galicia) 
6.4.    La Zaragozana 
6.5.    La Sagra Brew 
6.6.    Grupo Mahou-San Miguel 
6.7.    La Virgen Brewery 
7.    Key Findings
8.    Industry Recommendations
9.    Terms and Glossary

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