Replacing Hazardous Chemical Fertilizers
The application of biosolids reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Biosolids are a valuable source of nutrients although they contain lower N (2–8%), P (1.5–3%), and K (0.1–0.6%) compared to commercial fertilizers, especially high-grade ones. Biosolids provide micronutrients, including copper (Cu), boron (B), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), and molybdenum (Mo), which are essential plant nutrients that are not available in most of the conventional chemicals fertilizers. As more wastewater plants become capable of producing high-quality biosolids, there is a greater opportunity to make use of this valuable resource to improve soil fertility and increase crop yield. Furthermore, biosolids provide an eco-friendly way to replace the hazardous chemical fertilizers. The above factors coupled with environmental concerns are driving the market.
Agricultural Land is the Leading Application
Biosolids are being increasingly used for agricultural processes. The growing population across North America is expected to increase agriculture operations, which may impact the use of biosolids in the sector. Scientists and farmers are looking for new technologies to increase the productivity of crops, in order to meet the food demand arising out of disproportionate population growth. Biosolids have long been used as fertilizers or soil conditioners. Biosolids can be effectively used as fertilizer/soil conditioner for human crop production. These are usually incorporated into the soil with conventional farm equipment. They are also used as fertilizer for animal crop production. Big enterprises and big farmers are increasingly making their presence felt in cattle farming and meat products. They are augmenting the demand for animal crop production, which is providing impetus to the application of biosolids as fertilizers for animal crop production. This has led to an increase in the demand for biosolids in agricultural land applications in North America.
United States Leads the Biosolids Market
The country's biosolids market has reached maturity and is the leading country in the region for biosolids. The current options for managing wastewater biosolids in the country include both non-reuse options (like landfilling) and beneficial reuse technologies (such as landfilling with biogas recovery and energy recovery). Majority of the biosolids that are currently generated in the country are expected to be EQ or PC biosolids containing low levels of pollutants. In the United States, biosolids are either recycled or applied as fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Government and public support for environment-friendly technology is one of the factors driving the biosolids market in the country.
Major Players: Casella Organics, BIODISK Corporation, Synagro, GeoEnvironment Technologies, and Wm. H. Reilly & Company, among others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Competitive Rivalry
4. Biosolids Treatment
4.1 Stabilization Process
4.2 Dewatering Techniques
5. Market Dynamics
5.1.1 New & Sustainable Recycling Option
5.1.2 Replacing Hazardous Chemical Fertilizers
5.1.3 Stringent Government Emission Laws
5.1.4 Promotion by Government Agencies
5.1.5 Growth in Organic Food Industry
5.2.1 Low Rate of Adoption
5.2.2 Lack of Awareness about Biosolids
5.3.1 Biosolids Technology Advances
5.3.2 Biosolids Solutions Sought to Meet Multiple Objectives
5.3.3 Emerging (Impact) Factors
5.3.4 Emerging Technologies still Under Development
6. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Class A
6.1.2 Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality)
6.1.3 Class B
6.2 By Form
6.3 By Application
6.3.1 Agriculture Land Application
220.127.116.11 Fertilizer/Soil Conditioner for Human Crops Production
18.104.22.168 Fertilizer for Animal Crop Production – Pastures
6.3.2 Non-agricultural Land Application
22.214.171.124 Forest Crops (Land Restoration and Forestry)
126.96.36.199 Land Reclamation (Roads, Urban Wetlands)
188.8.131.52 Reclaiming Mining Sites
184.108.40.206 Landscaping, Recreational Fields, and
6.3.3 Energy Recovery – Energy Production
220.127.116.11 Heat Generation, Incineration, and Gasification
18.104.22.168 Oil and Cement Production
22.214.171.124 Commercial Uses
7. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
7.1 United States
7.4 Rest of North America
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products and Services, Recent Developments)
9.1 BCR Environmental
9.2 Biodisk Corporation
9.3 Biosolids Management Group Inc.
9.4 Burch Biowave - Burch Hydro Inc.
9.5 Casella Organics
9.6 Ch2m Hills Companies Ltd
9.8 Fergus Power Pump Inc.
9.9 Geoenvironment Technologies LLC
9.10 Lystek International Inc.
9.11 Managed Organic Recycling Inc.
9.12 Merrell Bros Inc.
9.13 New England Fertilizer Company
9.14 Noram Engineering and Constructors Ltd
9.15 Opencel LLC
9.16 Parker Ag Services LLC
9.17 Recyc Systems Inc.
9.20 Terratec Environmental Ltd
9.21 Walker Industries Inc.
9.22 Wm. H. Reilly & Company
*List not exhaustive
** Subject to availability on public domain
- BCR Environmental
- Biodisk Corporation
- Biosolids Management Group Inc.
- Burch Biowave - Burch Hydro Inc.
- Casella Organics
- Ch2m Hills Companies Ltd
- Fergus Power Pump Inc.
- Geoenvironment Technologies LLC
- Lystek International Inc.
- Managed Organic Recycling Inc.
- New England Fertilizer Company
- Merrell Bros Inc.
- Noram Engineering and Constructors Ltd
- Opencel LLC
- Parker Ag Services LLC
- Recyc Systems Inc.
- Terratec Environmental Ltd
- Walker Industries Inc.
- Wm. H. Reilly & Company