Waste-to-energy (WtE) also called as (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste. It is energy a recovery method. There are various WTE processes which produce electricity and heat directly through combustion. There are some methods which are used to produce combustible fuel such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels. Waste-to-energy uses trash as a fuel for generating power, just as other power plants use coal, oil, or natural gas. The burning fuel heats water into steam that drives a turbine to create electricity. Incineration is the most common implementation of WtE which includes the combustion of organic material such as waste with energy recovery and others.
An increase in industrial and domestic waste has caused the governments to promote energy generation from waste across the world. An increase in the orientation of consumers towards energy efficient and easy WtE conversion techniques boosts the growth of this segment. Commendatory government regulations such as tax benefits and financial incentives have shown a positive influence on the growth. Environmental concerns regarding use of non-renewable resources is expected to support the growth of market. However, lack of awareness in terms of WtE benefits, particularly in developing economies is expected to inhibit the growth. Moreover, rise in concerns related to the environmental hazards caused by incineration process, is expected to affect the market growth in the developed and the developing regions. However, investments in R&D can ensure reliability in terms of environmental effects are expected to provide growth opportunities in the future.
The segmentation of the market is done on the basis of Technology and Geography. On the basis of Technology the market is segmented as Thermal and Biological. Thermal technology is further divided into Incineration, Pyrolysis and Gasification. On the basis of geography the market is further segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Rest of World.
Key Players of the market are, Suez Environment S.A., Xcel Energy Inc, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., Constructions industrielles de la Mditerrane (CNIM), C&G Environmental Protection Holdings, China Everbright , Veolia Environment S.A., International Ltd., Covanta Energy Corporation, and Plasco Energy Group Inc., Foster Wheeler A.G.
Waste-To-Energy Market Segmentation
• North America
o Rest of Europe
o Rest of Asia-Pacific
o South Africa
o Rest of LAMEA
Waste to Energy Market Key Players
• Suez Environment S.A.
• Xcel Energy Inc
• Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc.
• Constructions industrielles de la Mditerrane (CNIM)
• C&G Environmental Protection Holdings
• China Everbright
• Veolia Environment S.A.
• International Ltd.
• Covanta Energy Corporation
• Plasco Energy Group Inc.
• Foster Wheeler A.G.