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Waste to Energy 2014/2015

  • Published: July 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 338 Pages
  • Ecoprog

The 7th edition of the industry's standard reference includes updates of:

- the analysis of the different treatment technologies as well as the description and market shares of all important operators and technology providers
- the listing of almost 500 planned projects throughout the world
- the explanation of backgrounds, planning requirements and operating modes of thermal waste treatment
- a forecast of the market development by 2023, which includes the assessment of additional constructions, shutdowns and investment volumes by year and country, explained in a comprehensible and detailed way


The market for thermal treatment and energetic recovery of residual and other types of solid waste is growing continuously. Increasing waste amounts, shrinking landfill spaces in agglomerations and higher ecological standards stimulate this growth throughout the world.
Today, almost 2,200 WtE plants are active worldwide. They have a disposal capacity of around 270 million tons of waste per year. More than 200 thermal treatment plants with a capacity of over 60 million annual tons were constructed between 2009 and 2013. We estimate almost 500 new plants with a capacity of about 160 million annual tons to be constructed by 2023.

Preface for the analyst version


Management Summary

Part I: Market and competition

1 Current trends of thermal waste treatment

2 Plants worldwide

3 Market development & forecast
3.1 Global market
3.2 Europe
3.3 Asia
3.4 North America
3.5 Rest of the world

4 Operators: competition and market shares

5 Plant manufacturers: competition and market shares

6 National markets

Part II: Background

7 Scope
7.1 Distinction made on the basis of the type of fuel or waste
7.2 Co- and mono-incinerators
7.3 Geographical differentiation

8 WtE projects: from idea to realisation
8.1 Project idea
8.2 Preliminary research / check list
8.3 Pre-feasibility study
8.4 Negotiations / discussions
8.5 Award decision
8.6 Operator models: public, BOT, BOO
8.7 Awarding process
8.8 Consulting during the awarding
8.9 Planning: duration, extent, responsibilities
8.10 Approval planning
8.11 Execution planning and choice of technology
8.12 Construction
8.13 Construction supervision
8.14 Commissioning

9 Technology
9.1 Delivery and sorting / pretreatment of fuel
9.2 Thermal treatment: incineration & gasification
9.3 Generation of energy
9.4 Flue gas cleaning

10 Costs and revenues
10.1 Investment sum
10.2 Operating costs
10.3 Revenues

11 Framework / market factors
11.1 Shortage of land
11.2 Environmental reasons for limiting the use of landfill sites
11.3 Energetic use
11.4 Environmental critique of waste incineration
11.5 Recycling or incineration?
11.6 Mechanical-biological plants: Competition and clients

Methodology / data


Appendix 1: Company register

- By field of activity
- In alphabetical order

Appendix 2: Prognosis data

List of Figures:

Figure 1: Projects using plasma gasification technlogy
Figure 2: The concentration with Fisia Babcock
Figure 3: Plants worldwide
Figure 4: Operational waste incineration plants worldwide
Figure 5: Incineration capacities worldwide (in tonnes)
Figure 6: Incineration capacities worldwide (in PJ)
Figure 7: Average plant size by country
Figure 8: Incineration capacities in relation to municipal waste
Figure 9: Worldwide capacity by type of technology
Figure 10: Age of plants by country
Figure 11: Gate fees in waste incineration plants by country
Figure 12: Growth of capacities and market forecast by 2023
Figure 13: Projection of capacity growth by region
Figure 14: Development of investment volumes, based on newly commissioned plants
Figure 15: Market for the new construction of plants 2014-2023 by region
Figure 16: Development of plants and capacities in Europe
Figure 17: Commissionings in Europe
Figure 18: European market forecast by sub-region
Figure 19: Development of plants and capacities in Asia
Figure 20: Commissionings in Asia
Figure 21:Asian market forecast by sub-region
Figure 22: Development of plants and capacities in North America
Figure 23: Waste incineration plant operators worldwide
Figure 24: Market shares of plant manufacturers worldwide, 2005-2014
Figure 25: Market shares of plant manufacturers Europe
Figure 26: Technology providers worldwide
Figure 27: Market shares of plant manufacturers Asia
Figure 28: Project outlook Africa and Middle East
Figure 29: Development of plants and capacities in Africa and Middle East
Figure 30: Shares of incineration, recycling, and landfilling of municipal solid waste in China
Figure 31: Capacities and lines by age in China
Figure 32: Development of plants and capacities in China
Figure 33: Project outlook China
Figure 34: The largest WtE plant developing companies in China
Figure 35: Locations of plants and projects in China 67 (...)
Figure 167: Construction
Figure 168: Example of a waste incineration plant
Figure 169: Example of a waste incineration plant, real proportions
Figure 170: Example of a grate incinerator
Figure 171: Example of a fluidised bed incineration
Figure 172: Example of a pyrolysis process
Figure 173: Examplary plasma gasification
Figure 174: Comparison of different thermal treatment systems
Figure 175: Example of investment sums for new construction projects*
Figure 176: Overview investment sum
Figure 177: Exemplary calculation of operating costs per year
Figure 178: Exemplary calculation of annual revenues
Figure 179: Revenues of different waste incineration plants
Figure 180: Population density throughout the world
Figure 181: Waste hierarchy, here: EU Waste Framework Directive
Figure 182: Stages in the development of waste landfilling
Figure 183: Calorific values of selected fuels

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