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U.S. & Canada Waste-to-Energy Market by Type of Technology: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2019-2026

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  • 142 Pages
  • July 2020
  • Region: Canada, United States
  • Allied Market Research
  • ID: 5141672

The U.S. & Canada waste-to-energy market was valued at $1,811.0 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $2,894.0 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2019 to 2026. Waste-to-energy (WtE) or Energy from Waste (EfW) is a process of energy recovery, and the technique of generating energy in the form of heat or electricity from the primary treatment of waste. Most of the WtE processes produce heat or electricity directly through thermal combustion, or generate a combustible fuel commodity, including methanol, methane, synthetic fuels, or ethanol. There are around 450 WtE facilities in Canada and 1,000 in the U.S.

The U.S. and Canada waste-to-energy market growth is accelerated by increasing demand for renewable sources of energy. Waste-to-energy is one of the most effective and robust source of energy derived from waste as a combustion substance. Rise in demand for electricity consumption is also other factor responsible for the growth of the U.S. and Canada waste-to-energy Market. Other factors include an increase in demand for incineration process and rise in public WtE expenditure. Moreover, an increase in inclination of consumers toward efficient and easy WtE conversion techniques, such as incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, and various biochemical treatments, including aerobic and anaerobic digestion, is expected to significantly boost the U.S. & Canada waste-to-energy market growth. However, there are certain factors expected to hamper the growth of the market. The rise in concerns related to the environmental hazards associated with the incineration process is expected to affect the overall market growth in developed and developing countries.

On the contrary, increase in investments in R&D activities to ensure reliability in terms of environmental effects is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for market growth in the future.
The U.S. & Canada waste-to-energy market is segmented on the basis of the type of technology and U.S. & Canada regions. On the basis of type of technology, the market is bifurcated into thermal, biochemical and others. The thermal segment is further categorized into incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification. The incineration segment is anticipated to register a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Country wise, the market is analyzed across the U.S. & Canada.

The key players profiled in the report include John Wood Group PLC, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, Waste Management, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Plasco Energy Group, Inc., Xcel Energy, Inc., Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., BlueFire Renewables, and Ener-Core, Inc. The key players have adopted various market penetration and growth strategies, such as acquisitions, agreements, partnerships and business expansion, to strengthen their foothold in the market. In an instance, John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group or JWG) acquired Amec Foster Wheeler with an aim to enhance project delivery, engineering, and technical services for the waste-to-energy sector.


  • The report provides extensive qualitative and quantitative analyses of the current trends and future estimations of the U.S. and Canada waste-to-energy market from 2018 to 2026 to determine the prevailing opportunities.
  • Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market are provided.
  • Estimations and forecasts are based on factors impacting market growth, in terms of both value and volume.
  • Profiles of leading players operating in the U.S. and Canada waste-to-energy market has been provided, and this helps can be useful for understanding the competitive scenario in both countries.
  • The report provides extensive qualitative insights on the significant segments and countries exhibiting favorable market growth.


By Type of technology

  • Thermal
  • Incineration
  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification
  • Biochemical
  • Others

By Country

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • John Wood Group PLC
  • Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.
  • Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Plasco Energy Group, Inc.
  • Xcel Energy, Inc.
  • Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.
  • BlueFire Renewables
  • Ener-Core, Inc.

Other key players operating in the waste-to-energy market in the U.S. & Canada regions are Global Clean Energy, Inc., Natural Energy Systems, Inc., Greenlight Energy Solutions, International Composting Corporation, and WaterSmart Environmental, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market

What is the estimated value of the U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market?

The U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market was estimated to be valued at $1811 million in 2018.

What is the growth rate of the U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market?

The growth rate of the U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market is 6.0%, with an estimated value of $2894 million by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market?

The U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market is estimated to be worth $2894 million by 2026.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1. Report Description
1.2. Key Benefits for Stakeholders
1.3. Key Market Segments
1.4. Research Methodology
1.4.1. Secondary Research
1.4.2. Primary Research
1.4.3. Analyst Tools and Models
Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. CXO Perspective
Chapter 3. Market Overview
3.1. Market Definition and Scope
3.2. Key Findings
3.2.1. Top Investment Pockets
3.2.2. Top Winning Strategies
3.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.4. Top Player Positioning, 2018
3.5. Pricing Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2026
3.5.1. Pricing Analysis of U.S. And Canada Waste-To-Energy Market, 2018 to 2026
3.6. Value Chain Analysis
3.7. Impact of Government Regulations on the Market
3.8. Waste-To-Energy as a Share of U.S. & Canada Electricity Production, 2018
3.8.1. U.S.
3.8.2. Canada
3.9. Patent Analysis
3.9.1. By Country (2012-2019)
3.10. Market Dynamics
3.10.1. Drivers Increase in Demand for Renewable Sources of Energy Rise in Demand for Electricity Consumption
3.10.2. Restraints High Initial Costs Less Investments
3.10.3. Opportunity Potential Growth Opportunities from Government Regulations
Chapter 4. U.S. & Canada Waste-To-Energy Market, by Technology
4.1. Overview
4.1.1. Market Size and Forecast
4.2. Thermal
4.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
4.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Thermal Technology Type
4.2.3. Market Analysis, by Country
4.2.4. Incineration
4.2.5. Pyrolysis
4.2.6. Gasification
4.3. Biochemical
4.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
4.3.2. Market Size and Forecast
4.3.3. Market Analysis, by Country
4.4. Others
4.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
4.4.2. Market Size and Forecast
4.4.3. Market Analysis, by Country
Chapter 5. Waste-To-Energy Market, Country
5.1. Overview
5.1.1. Market Size and Forecast
5.2. U.S.
5.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
5.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Technology
5.2.3. Market Size and Forecast, by Thermal Technology Type
5.2.4. Market Size and Forecast, by Biochemical Technology
5.2.5. Market Size and Forecast, by Other Technology
5.3. Canada
5.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
5.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Technology
5.3.3. Market Size and Forecast, by Thermal Technology Type
5.3.4. Market Size and Forecast, by Biochemical Technology
5.3.5. Market Size and Forecast, by Other Technology
Chapter 6. Competitive Landscape
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Competitive Dashboard
6.3. Competitive Heatmap
6.4. Key Developments
6.4.1. Partnerships
6.4.2. Expansions
6.4.3. Acquisition
6.4.4. Agreements
Chapter 7. Company Profiles:
7.1. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.
7.1.1. Company Overview
7.1.2. Company Snapshot
7.1.3. Operating Business Segments
7.1.4. Product Portfolio
7.1.5. Business Performance
7.1.6. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.2. Bluefire Renewables
7.2.1. Company Overview
7.2.2. Company Snapshot
7.2.3. Product Portfolio
7.3. Covanta Holding Corporation
7.3.1. Company Overview
7.3.2. Company Snapshot
7.3.3. Operating Business Segments
7.3.4. Product Portfolio
7.3.5. Business Performance
7.3.6. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.4. Ener-Core, Inc.
7.4.1. Company Overview
7.4.2. Company Snapshot
7.4.3. Product Portfolio
7.4.4. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.5. John Wood Group plc
7.5.1. Company Overview
7.5.2. Company Snapshot
7.5.3. Operating Business Segments
7.5.4. Product Portfolio
7.5.5. Business Performance
7.5.6. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.6. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
7.6.1. Company Overview
7.6.2. Company Snapshot
7.6.3. Operating Business Segments
7.6.4. Product Portfolio
7.6.5. Business Performance
7.7. Plasco Energy Group, Inc.
7.7.1. Company Overview
7.7.2. Company Snapshot
7.7.3. Product Portfolio
7.8. Waste Management, Inc.
7.8.1. Company Overview
7.8.2. Company Snapshot
7.8.3. Operating Business Segments
7.8.4. Product Portfolio
7.8.5. Business Performance
7.9. Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.
7.9.1. Company Overview
7.9.2. Company Snapshot
7.9.3. Product Portfolio
7.10. Xcel Energy, Inc.
7.10.1. Company Overview
7.10.2. Company Snapshot
7.10.3. Operating Business Segments
7.10.4. Product Portfolio
7.10.5. Business Performance


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