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Market Study MBT - The European Market for Mechanical Biological Treatment Plants (Analyst Version) Product Image

Market Study MBT - The European Market for Mechanical Biological Treatment Plants (Analyst Version)

  • ID: 2318013
  • December 2011
  • Region: Europe
  • 172 Pages
  • Ecoprog

The European Market for Mechanical Biological Treatment Plants

The market for mechanical biological treatment plants (MBT plants) keeps growing. The number of MBT plants in Europe increased by almost 60 per cent to more than 330 plants between 2005 and 2011. Within the same period, treatment capacities grew by about 70 per cent to 33 million annual tons. And this growth will continue in the next five years: we expect the number of plants to increase to about 450 and the capacity to increase to 46 million annual tons.

The EU Landfill Directive especially restricts the landfilling of biodegradable waste and stipulates a pre-treatment of municipal wastes. In terms of this type of treatment, MBT technology is currently the only alternative to waste incineration, which in many cases is not favoured politically. At the same time, MBT plants benefit from the growing demand for the high-grade refuse-derived fuel they produce: in times of increasing energy prices, it has become an in demand fuel for cement mills, RDF power plants or even coal-fired power plants.

In light of this development, ecoprog GmbH analysed the European MBT market in detail. This study includes our READ MORE >

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Preface for the analyst version
Preface
Management Summary

1 Differentiation
1.1 Process steps
1.2 Input
1.3 Output
1.4 Geographical differentiation

2 Plant technology
2.1 Delivery and first storage
2.2 Mechanical treatment
2.3 Biological treatment
2.4 Interim storage
2.5 Exhaust air treatment

3 Costs and revenues
3.1 Investment costs
3.2 Treatment costs
3.3 Revenues

4 Market factors
4.1 EU regulatory policy stimulates waste treatment
4.2 Increasing demand for RDF improves investment climate
4.3 MBT versus waste incineration

5 The European MBT market
5.1 Existing plants
5.2 Market volumes

6 Competition
6.1 Operators
6.2 Technology providers

7 National markets

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Glossary
Methodology / data

Table of figures

Figure 1: Simplified MBT plant flowchart
Figure 2: Overview of the different MBT plant feedstocks
Figure 3: Different waste treatment plants by process steps, input and output
Figure 4: Geographical differentiation of the analysed markets
Figure 5: MBT plant flowchart
Figure 6: Technologies for waste preparation
Figure 7: Technologies for waste separation
Figure 8: Exemplary MBT plant diagram
Figure 9: Examples of investment sums for new construction projects*
Figure 10: Overview investment sum
Figure 11: Composition of the overall treatment costs
Figure 12: Operating costs (without disposal and transport costs)
Figure 13: Market factors for MBT plants
Figure 14: Development of waste law in the EU
Figure 15: Traget of the landfill directive
Figure 16: Share of landfilling per country (2009)
Figure 17: Waste hierarchy, here: EU Waste Framework Directive
Figure 18: Calorific values of selected fuels
Figure 19: Coal and oil prices in Europe 1987-2010
Figure 20: MBT vs. waste incineration – pros and cons
Figure 21: Price development of selected recycling materials in €/Mg
Figure 22: Transport routes to a treatment plant in a rural area
Figure 23: Space requirement of a megagram of municipal waste
Figure 24: Plants in Europe
Figure 25: Treatment capacities in Europe
Figure 26: MBT capacities per head of the population
Figure 27: Average size of MBT plants
Figure 28: Annual new construction and additional installed treatment capacities
Figure 29: Development of MBT plants and capacities 2005-2016
Figure 30: Forecast MBT plants by region
Figure 31: Forecast MBT capacities by region
Figure 32: Selected European MBT plant operators
Figure 33: Treatment of amount of municipal waste in Austria 2001-2009
Figure 34: Market forecast Austria
Figure 35: Project outlook Austria
Figure 36: Locations of plants and projects in Austria 2011
Figure 37: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Belgium 2002-2009
Figure 38: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Bulgaria 2002-2009
Figure 39: Project outlook Bulgaria
Figure 40: Market forecast Bulgaria
Figure 41: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Cyprus 2002-2009
Figure 42: Market forecast Cyprus
Figure 43: Project outlook Cyprus
Figure 44: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in the Czech Republic 2002-2009
Figure 45: Project outlook Czech Republic
Figure 46: Market forecast Czech Republic
Figure 47: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Denmark 2002-2009
Figure 48: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Estonia 2002-2009
Figure 49: Project outlook Estonia
Figure 50: Market forecast Estonia 92
Figure 51: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Finland 2002-2009
Figure 52: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in France 2002-2009
Figure 53: Market forecast France
Figure 54: Project outlook France
Figure 55: Locations of plants and projects in France 2011
Figure 56: Treatment of amount of municipal waste in Germany 2004-2009
Figure 57: Market forecast Germany
Figure 58: Locations of plants and projects in Germany 2011
Figure 59: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Greece 2002-2009
Figure 60: Market forecast Greece
Figure 61: Project outlook Greece
Figure 62: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Hungary 2002-2009
Figure 63: Project outlook Hungary
Figure 64: Market forecast Hungary
Figure 65: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Iceland 2002-2009
Figure 66: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Ireland 2002-2009
Figure 67: Market forecast Ireland
Figure 68: Project outlook Ireland
Figure 69: Treatment of amount of municipal waste in Italy 2003-2009
Figure 70: Project outlook Italy
Figure 71: Market forecast Italy
Figure 72: Locations of plants and projects in Italy 2011
Figure 73: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Latvia 2002-2009
Figure 74: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Lithuania 2002-2009
Figure 75: Project outlook Lithuania
Figure 76: Market forecast Lithuania
Figure 77: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Luxembourg 2002-2009
Figure 78: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Malta 2002-2009
Figure 79: Market forecast Malta
Figure 80: Project outlook Malta
Figure 81: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in the Netherlands 2002-2009
Figure 82: Project outlook in the Netherlands
Figure 83: Market forecast for the Netherlands
Figure 84: Treatment of amount of municipal waste in Norway 2002-2009
Figure 85: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Poland 2002-2009
Figure 86: Project outlook Poland
Figure 87: Market forecast Poland
Figure 88: Locations of plants and projects in Poland 2011
Figure 89: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Portugal 2002-2009
Figure 90: Project outlook Portugal
Figure 91: Market forecast Portugal
Figure 92: Locations of plants and projects in Portugal 2011
Figure 93: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Romania 2002-2009
Figure 94: Market forecast Romania
Figure 95: Project outlook Romania
Figure 96: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Slovakia 2002-2009
Figure 97: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Slovenia 2002-2009
Figure 98: Market forecast Slovenia
Figure 99: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Spain 2002-2009
Figure 100: Market forecast Spain
Figure 101: Project outlook Spain
Figure 102: Locations of plants and projects in Spain 2011 161
Figure 103: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Sweden 2002-2009
Figure 104: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in Switzerland 2002-2009
Figure 105: Treatment of amount of municipal waste per head in the United Kingdom 2002-2009
Figure 106: Market forecast United Kingdom
Figure 107: Project outlook United Kingdom
Figure 108: Locations of plants and projects in the United Kingdom 2011

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