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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 | Jul 2016

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
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
5,446
Businesses
32
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry has performed well over the past five years. As the economy has grown, increased consumption, industrial activity and construction activity have spurred growth in national waste generation, increasing demand for industry waste disposal and treatment services. While the industry has performed well over the past five years, revenue growth has been somewhat hampered by stagnant electricity prices. Low natural gas prices have reduced costs for power plants, which have consequently been able to offer lower electricity prices. The Waste-to-Energy Plant Operation industry is forecast to grow at a faster rate over the five years to 2021.... 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 $0.51 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 advanced machinery and equipment that are 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 WtE 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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