Thermal technologies have emerged as the leading technology used for generating energy from waste. The segment accounted for 87% of total market revenue in 2019. Thermal technologies are further segregated into conventional thermal technologies and alternative thermal technologies. Thermal is the oldest and the most trusted technology used for generating energy from waste. However, the high cost associated with its installation, and its emission of harmful gases during incineration, are expected to hinder the market growth over the forecast period.
Biological treatment is expected to be the fastest growing technology at an estimated CAGR of 5.4% from 2020 to 2025. Biological treatments include the treatment of waste with microorganisms to generate energy. These methods are considered more environmental friendly than thermal technologies and are expected to increase their market penetration over the forecast period.
WTE is gaining status as an important component of integrated waste management strategies in which it plays the role of an alternative strategy to relieve the pressure on landfills. The added benefit of WTE over other waste management strategies is the potential for the extraction of energy. A major portion of this energy is used by the plant itself for its internal energy requirements; the remainder is supplied to the community.
Despite the potential that the sector offers both in terms of waste management and in terms of providing a cheap alternate energy source, many of the WTE technologies have been met with public opposition. For instance, thermal WTE projects have received bad publicity with concerns from environmental groups and local communities regarding several factors, including their impact on the environment and human health. Even though it is claimed that modern WTE combustion plants are safe and odor-free, public concern remains a barrier and continues to slow the implementation of new projects. However, several emerging technologies are much more efficient and promising and face less opposition. With growing waste volumes, the adoption of efficient and environmentally friendly waste management methods is becoming a priority for countries around the globe.
With reference to this report, waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities are considered as plants using municipal solid waste (MSW) as a primary fuel source for energy production. This includes direct combustion and advanced thermal, but not biological processes. The report covers the CAPEX spending of new and upgraded WtE plants globally. The report also forecasts MSW-processing capacity for global, regional and national markets from 2020-2030.
The report will answer questions such as:
- What are the prospects for the overall waste-to-energy industry?
- Where are the major investments occurring?
- Who are the key players in the waste-to-energy industry?
- What are the market dynamics underpinning the sector?
- How consolidated is the sector amongst the large industry players?
Reasons Why You Must Order and Read This Report Today:
1) The report provides detailed profiles and analysis of 20 leading companies operating within the waste-to-energy market:
- China Everbright
- Sembcorp Industries
- Suez Environment
- Keppel Seghers Belgium
- Veolia Environmental
- Clean Association of Tokyo 23
- MVV Energie AG
- China Metallurgical Group (MCC)
- Hunan Junxin Environmental Protection
- Amec Foster Wheeler (formerly Foster Wheeler)
- Andritz Energy & Environment
- Arrow Ecology
- Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S
- Biogas Nord AG
- Biogen Greenfinch
- BTA International Gmbh
2) The study reveals where companies are investing in waste-to-energy and how much waste-processing capacity from WtE is expected. Analysis of three regional markets, national markets plus analysis of many more countries:
- The UK Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Polish Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Irish Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Danish Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Finnish Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Italian Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Swedish Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Czech Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Rest of Europe Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Indian Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Chinese Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Japanese Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Rest of Asia pacific Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The US Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Canadian Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- Latin American Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
- The Middle East and African Waste-to-Energy Market Forecast 2020-2030
Producing electricity is only one reason to burn MSW. Burning waste also reduces the amount of material that would probably be buried in landfills. Burning MSW reduces the volume of waste by about 87%. Generation of electricity through waste remains the major application of the global WtE market and is expected to grow more over the forecast period.
3) Discover details of hundreds of waste-to-energy projects revealing the following information in most cases:
- Project title
- TPA capacity
- MW capacity
- $m investment
- Completion year
4) Learn about the following business-critical issues:
- Legislation and landfill targets
- Energy security
- Pollution and public opposition
- New technologies such as mass burn and advanced conversion