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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 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 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

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The US WtE market has been unfavorable for new entrants during the past 15 years, as the number or facilities in operation has steadily decreased. Several barriers to entry face potential WtE providers. While the regulatory climate has favored renewable energy products during the past decade, regulatory hurdles regarding plant operations and emissions form some of the most pressing barriers. Permits must be obtained before construction of a new plant can begin, and oversight must be maintained throughout the operational life of the facility. The process of obtaining such permits can often cause lengthy delays, including delays caused by third-party appeals challenging permit issuance.

Consumer attitudes and perceptions about WtE also form a potential barrier... 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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