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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 Key Buyers Chapter

Concentration in this industry is medium. In 2013, the top two companies are expected to account for an estimated 54.6% of total industry revenue. The establishment of long-term contracts between this industry and downstream customers makes it difficult for new entrants to dilute the market shares of preexisting companies. Concentration is expected to decrease during the five years to 2013, as the number of industry enterprises rises at an annualized rate of 1.9% to 45 total. New entrants will be enticed by favorable regulations that lower the capital costs of constructing a waste-to-energy (WtE) facility... 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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