Waste To Energy (WTE) Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2022 - 2030

Category : Energy and Power | Published at : June-2020 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 190

The global waste to energy market is expected to reach value of around US$ 11,100 Mn by 2027 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 6% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2020 – 2027.

Waste to energy (WTE) techniques include the processing of renewable oil from waste materials. This method generates energy that is equivalent to the electricity produced from coal, natural gas, oil or other techniques. The municipal waste waste (MSW) waste is projected to be lowered by 90% through the energy cycle and the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from waste are further minimized.

Market Insights

The increasing demand for renewable energy sources is expected to drive the need for recovery from recycling and combustion and the energy market will expand in coming years. Renewable energy sources are a cheaper alternative to most traditional energy sources. Specific developing economies, including China and India, have used renewable energy to grow electricity to reduce carbon footprints. Various developed countries are now involved in extensive research and development programs to develop cost-effective waste for energy technologies. In addition, the global price of electricity for clean energy has increased. This is due to green energy prices are determined by the initial construction expense of renewable energy systems compared with other energy plants, such as fossil fuels, and other. Furthermore, reducing waste generation and encouraging waste reuse and recycling are some of the various factors projected to drive waste's development on the energy market during the forecast period. The worldwide WTE sector will, in turn, be supported in the near future by strategic developed waste reduction and green procurement programs, which will contribute to more balanced consumption trends and economic development.

Report coverage

The market research study on “Waste To Energy (WTE) Market (By Technology: Thermal (Incineration, Pyrolysis, Gasification), Biological) - Global Industry , Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2020 - 2027” offers detailed insights on the global waste to energy market entailing insights on its different market segments. Market dynamics with drivers, restraints and opportunities with their impact are provided in the report. The report also provides competitive landscape to understand the current stance of particular player. The report provides insights on global waste to energy market are offering active agent, fabric, application and major geographic regions. The waste to energy market analysis is provided for major regional markets including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. For each region, the market size for different segments has been covered under the scope of report.

The global waste to energy market is dominated by Europe, followed by Asia Pacific and North America. European demand growth in the waste management processes combined with the strict legislation and the public efforts to reduce industrial waste are approved by the technical advances. Moreover, in different states such as Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Luxemburg and Austria, energy extraction waste is being experimented with, for example, combustion to use chemical waste to produce electricity. For instance, in 2018 approximately 50% of all toxic waste was burned to produce electricity in Sweden. The demand growth is projected to be significantly influenced by these factors. In the forecast timeframe, Asia Pacific is projected to become the fastest growing region. As industrial waste rises and technological adoptions in the region, China and Japan dominate the market considerably. Specific factors such as high operating costs and low energy waste acceptance in Middle East and African countries, demand for large areas of land, combined with lack of public awareness are expected to curb global waste development on the energy market over the projected period.

Key Players

Major players included in this report Suez Environment S.A., Amec Foster Wheeler, C&G Ltd., Veolia Environment, Waste Management Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Co., Keppel Seghers, Covanta Energy Corporation, ADI Systems Inc., Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, and others. Some companies spend heavily in R&D to extend their product line range, which in turn will help businesses to win solid ground in the market. In addition to produce and market innovative products, Veolia Environment spends extensively to research and development. Furthermore, many carbon waste firms are actively exploring new acquisitions to improve their market presence as well as to work effectively in recycling and reuse of waste.

The global waste to energy market is segmented as below:

Market Segmentation

Waste To Energy (WTE) Market By Technology


  • Incineration
  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification


Waste To Energy (WTE) Market By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Waste to energy (WTE) techniques include the processing of renewable oil from waste materials. This method generates energy that is equivalent to the electricity produced from coal, natural gas, oil or other techniques.

Increasing need to reduce GHG emissions from MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) is the major drivers for the growth of the waste to energy market.

High initial cost and lack of awareness is a major factor expected to restraint the growth of the market.

According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the waste to energy market value is anticipated to be worth around US$ 11,100 Mn in 2027.

The waste to energy market is anticipated to grow around 6% CAGR amid the forecast period 2020-2027.

Thermal and Biological are the techniques of waste to energy market.

Europe is projected to grow at a fast pace during forecast period from 2020-2027.

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