Wood vinegar is a natural substance which is extracted from wood and is also known as pyroligneous acid or liquid smoke. Wood vinegar is also a biodegradable and non-toxic material that is used in animal feeds and agriculture, and considered as a good option for organic farming. Wood vinegar aids in stimuLating plant & fruit growth, reduce odor, enriches soil fertility, prevents pests, weeds, roots from rotting and enhance seeds for germination. Wood vinegar is produced via the process of carbonization, in which the wood is heated in an airless container.
The significant drivers for Wood Vinegar are improved crop yield, increasing government initiative for bio-based products, increasing base of end-use industries, stringent environment regulations etc. Also surge in use of wood vinegar the applications in agricultural practices such as increased disease resistance in plants, improved seed germination, soil enrichment and root growth stimulation. Limited manufacturers for the production of wood vinegar and stringent policies limits this industry.
Geographically, market is further segmented into Middle East and Africa. Middle East and Africa has an untapped market and key players are slowly expanding to this region which is the main reason for the growth of market in this region.
Canada Renewable Bioenergy Corp., Nettenergy BV (Netherlands), ACE (Singapore) Pte Ltd, TAGROW CO., LTD. (China), and Byron Biochar (Australia). are the leaders in the Middle East and Africa Wood Vinegar market.