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North American Biosolids Management Market, Forecast to 2024

  • Report

  • 73 Pages
  • March 2020
  • Region: North America
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5008400

Class A biosolids Set for Marked Growth as Municipalities Push Sustainable Practices

Class A biosolids management and processing technologies that deliver efficiencies and volume reduction are set to enjoy strong growth in the coming years due to the capacity constraints seen in landfilling and incineration. A societal push toward sustainable practices limits the expansion of landfills and sewage sludge incinerators. As a result, options that reduce volumes and offer shifts away from these strained outlets will be in demand. Biosolids services offer utilities and municipalities a way of achieving reliable management strategies without having to invest capital to develop their own facilities and trained staff. Furthermore, they provide municipalities the ability to get biosolids off-site, away from the communities they serve, thereby limiting their risk exposure. Beneficial reuse in Class A and Class B biosolids represents a strategic opportunity for municipalities and the market to realign management strategies toward a more sustainable solution. Municipalities, however, often remain limited to cost-conscious solutions, and while there are advanced services and equipment available, the economics and business case do not always permit investment.

Broader knowledge of biosolids continues to grow and marketable Class A fertilizer products mature, but there still is limited awareness among many municipalities along with reduced outlet availability; this hampers the market growth. Furthermore, concerns surrounding PFAS contamination through Class B land application create hesitancy around this outlet. As a result, some states have moved away or significantly restricted the land application of biosolids. This action puts the focus back on conventional outlets in landfilling and incineration, as Class A processing is not able to absorb a realignment from the other three outlets entirely. Because of this, no outlet will collapse in future, concerning biosolids management. All four will continue to be in demand in the future, offering various opportunities to market participants. Managing this diversification and maximizing opportunity, however, will require localized strategies to benefit.

This research service investigates the North American market for biosolids management. Biosolids are split into four segments: Class A, Class B, landfill, and incineration. Revenues from biosolids processing equipment sales are also included. Market and growth dynamics are evaluated, and the study outlines visioning scenarios and a growth pipeline, identifying opportunities in vision and strategy and also in brand and demand. Leading market stakeholders, including service providers, equipment manufacturers, and biosolids facility operators, have been included in this research. Data and primary input have been aggregated and analyzed to determine key market opportunities over the forecast period (2020-2024).

Table of Contents

1. Executive Dashboard
  • Purpose of this Experiential Study
  • 5-step Process to Transformational Growth
  • Strategic Imperatives for North American Biosolids Management Market Participants
  • Growth Opportunities for Equipment Suppliers

2. Growth Environment - Market Overview
  • Market Definitions and Segmentation
  • Process Landscape
  • Market Landscape
  • Market Drivers and Restraints
  • Drivers Explained
  • Restraints Explained

3. Market Forecast
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Treatment Tonnage Forecast by Outlet
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Revenue Forecast by Technology Segment
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Segment - Class A Biosolids
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Segment - Class B Biosolids
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Segment - Landfill
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Technology Segment - Incineration
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion Technology Segment - Equipment Sales
  • Revenue Forecast by Geography
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Geography

4. Geographic Review
  • Regional Hotspot Locations - Overview
  • Hotspot Discussion - New England
  • Hotspot Discussion - Mid Atlantic
  • Hotspot Discussion - South Atlantic
  • Hotspot Discussion - Midwest
  • Hot Spot Discussion - Ontario/Québec
  • Hotspot Discussion - West Coast

5. Visioning Scenarios
  • Macro to Micro Visioning
  • Social and Demographic Trends
  • Industry Mega Trends
  • New Business Models Trends
  • Competitive Landscape Trends
  • Top Predictions for the North American Biosolids Management Market

6. Growth Pipeline
  • Levers for Growth

7. Vision and Strategy - Growth Opportunities
  • Growth Opportunity 1 - Disruptive Applications
  • Growth Opportunity 2 - Value-add Services
  • Growth Opportunity 3 - Geographic Expansion
  • Growth Opportunity 4 - Partnerships
  • Growth Opportunity 5 - Investment/M&A

8. Brand and Demand - Growth Opportunities
  • Growth Opportunity 6 - Brand Recognition
  • Growth Opportunity 7 - Differentiation
  • Growth Opportunity 8 - Content Marketing
  • Growth Opportunity 9 - Customer Research
  • Growth Opportunity 10 - Upsell/Cross-sell

9. Growth Opportunities Matrix
  • Identifying Your Company’s Growth Zone
  • Growth Opportunities 1–5 - Vision and Strategy
  • Growth Opportunities 6–10 - Brand and Demand
  • Growth Opportunities Matrix

10. Growth Strategy and Implementation
  • Growth Strategies for Your Company
  • Prioritized Opportunities Through Implementation
  • Legal Disclaimer

11. Appendix
  • List of Exhibits