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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Covanta Holding Covanta Holding market share
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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 Products Chapter

The volume of energy recovered in a waste-to-energy (WtE) facility is related to the type of furnace employed. On average, about 500 to 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity are generated per ton of refuse. Steam is produced at an average rate of about three to four pounds per pound of solid waste. In both cases, these averages represent net energy output after internal uses to run the facility. The following segmentation is based on data from the Swedish Trade Council. Although emerging methods like gasification and pyrolysis are being explored, the technologies are still in developmental stages and cannot be considered a proven technology for widespread WtE operation.

Mass burn

Mass burn is by far the most popular WtE method in the United States... 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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