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 | Dec 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Covanta Holding Covanta Holding market share
Wheelabrator Wheelabrator market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Investment Chapter

The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry has a high level of capital intensity, with the average industry operator spending $0.54 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor. Waste incinerators are usually very large plants that contain substantial expensive machinery, including furnaces, boilers, an extensive water supply system, an electricity generator and cranes and trucks to transport waste within the facility. Some incinerations also contain advanced machinery to help filter plant emissions, such as electrostatic precipitators to reduce flue gas emissions. Gasification and pyrolysis plants require the installation of even more advance machinery and equipment that is yet more expensive to maintain. Labor has a comparatively minor role in industry operations... purchase to read more


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

This industry owns and operates waste-to-energy plants. Waste-to-energy (WtE) is an umbrella term for a variety of processes that are used to create energy out of waste. While the vast majority of industry establishments are waste incinerators, this industry also includes gasification plants, pyrolysis plants and other miscellaneous waste-to-energy facilities.

Industry Products
Mass burnRefuse-derived fuelModularRotary water wall
Industry Activities
Operating waste-to-energy incineratorsOperating gasification plantsOperating pyrolysis plantsSell metals recovered during waste treatment process

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