Brewers By-products Market Intelligence

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Report Coverage

  • Global Brewing By-products Production
  • Global Brewing By-products Trade Dynamics - Dried Grains
  • Cost Structure - Drying and Pelleting
  • Innovations/Trends


Production Size

Production Size North America

7.36 MMT

Production Size Europe

11.50 MMT

Production Size Asia Pacific (APAC)

17.02 MMT

Production Size Latin America (LATAM)

5.06 MMT

The current global brewer's by-products market is 46.02 MMT out of which, only a small portion is utilized. A major portion is consumed as cattle feed in wet form. It is projected to grow at a rate of 3 percent by 2020. Drying of brewing by-products is done on a large scale in European countries, the US, and China. Around 85-89 percent of total by-products generated during brewing is spent grains and 10-13 percent of them has spent yeast. China, the US, Brazil, and Germany are the leading producers of these by-products.

The report covers Porter's Five Force Analysis on the brewer's by-products market and also discusses the innovation trends existing. A detailed market overview covering end-use applications of brewery by-products, trade analysis, substitute analysis, transportation analysis, and potential buyers has been provided in the report. This market overview includes regions of North America, LATAM, Africa, APAC, and Europe.

Beroe gathers intelligence through primary sources that include industry experts, researchers, and consultants, as well as current suppliers, producers and distributors. Secondary sources can include business journals, newsletters, magazines, market research data, company sources, and industry associations. Following data collation, analysis, and strategic review, the Final Research Report is published on Beroe LiVE.

Table of Contents

  1. Brewer's By - products Executive Summary
  2. Global Brewery By - product Market
  3. Procurement Best Practice
  1. Brewer's By - products Market Analysis
  2. Brewing Process and its By - products
  3. Nutritional Value of Brewing By - products
  4. Global Sweetener Market Outlook
  5. Business Model of Trader of Brewer's By - products
  6. Potential End - use Applications of Brewer's By - product
  7. Global Brewing By - products Production
  8. Brewing By - products Production by Major Beer Producers
  9. Utilization of Brewing By - products by Major Producers
  10. Global Brewing By - products Trade Dynamics - Dried Grains
  11. Global Brewing By - products Trade Dynamics - Inactive Yeast
  12. Cost Structure - Drying and Pelleting
  13. Porter's Five Forces Model
  14. Innovations/Trends
  1. Brewer's By - products Regional Market Analysis
  2. Regional Market Analysis (North America, South America, Africa, APAC, Europe)
  3. Brewer's By - products
  4. End - use Applications of Brewery By - products
  5. Brewery's By - products - Trade Analysis
  6. Substitute Analysis
  7. Transportation Analysis
  8. Potential Buyers of Brewer's By - products

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Brewer's By-products Global Market Outlook

  • The global brewing by-product production is around 46.02 MMT, out of which, only a small portion is utilized. Major portion is consumed as cattle feed in wet form
  • Drying of brewing by-products is done on a large scale in European countries, the US, and China. Proportion of drying and other value additions are relatively lesser in other countries


Nutritional Value of Brewing By-products

Spent grains are rich in proteins and fibres. This quality makes it suitable for animal consumption and sometimes for human consumption too. Similarly, spent yeast has 9 percent of protein content, making it suitable for various applications from animal feed to food applications.

Global Brewing By-products Production

  • Nearly, 46.26 MMT of brewing by-products were produced in 2017, with 84.7 percent of spent grains, 12.7 percent of spent yeast, and other 2.6 percent of hot trubs and diatomaceous earth. It is expected that brewing by-products production will increase by ~0.8% with he projected increase in production of beer
  • These by-products are utilized in compound feed manufacturing, fertilizer manufacturing, food spreads manufacturing, and several other industries
  • Value addition of these by-products is limited to well-developed markets like the UK, Germany, China, France, etc. In these countries, dried by-products are utilized in end-use applications
  • In countries, like Mexico, Vietnam, and other underdeveloped countries, beer by-products are used in wet form because of the high cost involved in manufacturing dried products

Brewing By-products Production by Major Beer Producers

  • Large breweries utilize/sell the by-products from beer production to industries, like animal feed, food, fertilizer, etc. These by-products are also used as renewable energy within the breweries
  • To meet the sustainability targets, these breweries usually avoid landfills and take measures to increase the utilization through innovations
  • All the leading breweries achieve more than 90 percent of utilization of these by-products either through selling to compound feed companies, drying units or by utilizing inside the brewing facilities as bio-fuel
  • Utilization in wet forms is largely seen across globe because of its viability

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