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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 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.

Report Snapshot
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 Locations Chapter

According to data from the Swedish Trade Council, the most heavily concentrated regions in terms of WtE plants are the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and New England. Unlike most other renewable resources, WtE generation can serve base-load demand and is more often located near population centers where demand is greatest, minimizing the need for expensive incremental transmission infrastructure. Energy from waste is designated as renewable energy in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, as well as in several federal statutes and policies. Through the Clean Energy States Alliance, states coordinate their investments in renewable energy... 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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