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Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation in the US: Market Research Report

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Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Market Research Report | Technology | Renewable Energy | Jan 2013

Heating up: The industry will expand as states increasingly look to renewable energy

IBISWorld’s Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Covanta Holding Covanta Holding market share
Wheelabrator Wheelabrator market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 08-13
3.9%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
3,206
Businesses
45
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is an integral part of the nation's waste disposal infrastructure and increasingly a source of its renewable energy power. Through the early part of the past five years, the industry struggled through tough economic and regulatory conditions that made substitute landfills and recycling facilities more attractive waste disposal options in parts of the country and caused some firms to struggle with profitability and close facilities. However, renewed public and government interest in the environmental impact of waste disposal and renewable energy generation sparked new investment in WtE facilities and the first return to growth for the industry in more than a decade.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry includes private firms and municipalities that own and operate facilities that process and combust waste to generate electricity. Industry firms realize revenue from waste processing (tipping) fees on a per-ton basis, selling energy generated from waste combustion and, to a lesser extent, recycled metal sales through various long-term contract structures. Like the rest of the waste disposal sector, the industry benefits from generally stable demand conditions because it provides an essential service and primarily operates through fixed-rate and long-term contracts that reduce its sensitivity to business cycle fluctuations... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation Industry?

This industry owns and operates waste combustors, or waste-to-energy plants. Waste-to-energy (WtE) is an umbrella term for technologies that are used to create energy out of waste. These processes might include burning certain types of waste to create electricity or capturing landfill gas and creating energy from the gas captured.

Industry Products
Mass burnRefuse-derived fuelModularRotary water wall
 
Industry Activities
Operating mass burn plantsOperating refused-derived fuel plantsOperating modular plantsOperating rotary water wall plants


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