At 7.6% CAGR, Waste To Energy Market size is expected to reach USD 52.92 Billion by 2027

02 Sep 2021

The Waste to Energy Market is valued at USD 32.15 billion in 2017 and expected to reach USD 49.44 billion by 2027 with a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period.

Waste to Energy Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis 2021-2027. The growth of the global waste to energy market is driven by increase in demand for incineration process and rise in public Waste to Energy expenditure

Scope of Waste to Energy Market Report:

Waste to energy is the process of generating power in the form of electricity or heat from the treatment conducted on waste. Mostly direct combustion is used to generate power; in some instances, combustible fluid such as methanol and ethanol are produced. Waste to energy services accounts for substantial production of electricity, recoveries and steam of metals annually recycled by combusting tons of solid municipal waste. Furthermore, conversion of waste to energy is becoming a key component of integrated waste management strategies across the globe. Maximum processes of WASTE TO ENERGY generate heat and/or electricity directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, which are methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has interrupted the global economy by halting the operations of key industries such as energy generating industries and recycling waste industries. The industries are being kept closed or functioned under restricted environments such as less employees and working times. Lockdown was imposed in many countries such as the U.S., Spain, China, Austria, Korea, Poland, India, Germany, UK, Italy, and France and others. The pandemic resulted in shortage of labour and raw materials in the recycling and energy generating industry. The sternness of the impact may result in closure of some waste to energy manufacturers. Manufacturers had their production stopped due to non- availability of labour. This led to a decrease in production output and thus experiencing economic losses.

This market is segmented on the base of technology and region. Furthermore, on the basis of technology, the market is divided into thermal, biochemical, and others.

Global Waste to Energy Market Segmentation: -

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Key Players for Waste to Energy Market

In the Waste to Energy market key players are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, Waste Management, Inc., Suez, A2A S.p.A., Covanta Holding Corporation, Veolia, China Everbright International Limited, Keppel Seghers, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Covanta Holding Corporation, Ramboll Group A/S

Increase in demand for incineration process and rise in public Waste to Energy expenditure drives the growth of Waste to Energy Market.

The major factors driving the growth of waste to energy market includes increase in the demand for incineration process and growth in public Waste to Energy expenditure. Moreover, upsurge in learning of consumers to efficient and easy Waste to Energy conversion techniques, such as gasification, pyrolysis, incineration and various Biochemical treatments, including anaerobic digestion and aerobic, is expected to significantly boost the market growth. Additionally, the never-ending waste source of raw materials as well as prohibition of landfills are also expected to support the growth of waste to energy market. However expensive nature of incinerators, mainly as energy prices decline, and a number of plants are unable to cover operating costs are the restrain factors of this market. On the other hand, rising investments as well as R&D activities to ensure the reliability in terms of environmental effects are expected to create ample opportunities in the waste to energy market over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is expected to Dominate Waste to Energy Market

Asia-Pacific is expected to develop at as substantial rate in the waste-to-energy industry in the past few years. It has dominated the market across the world with increasing efforts taken by the government in providing incentives for waste-to-energy projects, adopting better MSW management practices in the form of financial support for R&D projects on a cost-sharing basis and capital subsidies and feed-in tariffs. Additionally, due to the rapid urbanization and economic development in China, the generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) has been growing rapidly which in turn promote the growth of waste to energy market. North America is also expected to hold the major market share owing to the surge in consumer awareness as well as changing environmental polices followed by rising inclination towards green energy. Thus, all the above mentioned factors are expected to augment the market growth over the forecast period.  

The regions covered in this Waste to Energy Market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. On the base of nation level, the marketplace is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, India, China, Japan, South East Asia, Middle East Asia (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.

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