Waste to Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Production, Consumption, Revenue and Forecast 2021 to 2027

The global waste to energy market size is projected to hit around USD 50 billion by 2027 from USD 37 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2021 to 2027.

Waste to energy (WtE) or energy from waste (EfW) is a process of energy recovery, and the technique of generating energy in the form of heat or electricity from the primary treatment of waste. Most of the WtE processes produce heat or electricity directly through thermal combustion or generate a combustible fuel commodity, including methanol, methane, synthetic fuels, or ethanol.

Energy production technologies dedicated to renewable platforms are contributing at a significant level as a replacement for conventional resources. The waste to energy production technologies involved the production of energy from waste material. This energy is considered as pure as well as renewable. The waste to energy production technologies is intended to serve the municipal corporation in reducing the waste as well as the emission from the waste. The energy is recovered in form of electricity or steam. There are primarily two classifications of waste to energy production technologies namely thermal and biological. The thermal energy production technologies involve pyrolysis, gasification, and incineration.

Growth Factors

The global waste to energy market growth is driven by increase in demand for incineration process and rise in public WtE expenditure. Moreover, increase in inclination of consumers toward efficient and easy WtE conversion techniques, such as incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, and various biochemical treatments, including aerobic and anaerobic digestion, is expected to significantly boost the market growth.

The impact of government regulations on global waste to energy market is positive. These regulations encourage the use of waste to energy for meeting the needs of electricity. The U.S. has several federal laws and regulations that govern renewable energy grid interconnections. Federal Power Act (FPA) gives federal authority over electric utilities. The Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) mandates utilities to buy electricity from qualifying facilities, introducing competition into wholesale power markets. Energy Policy Act enables electricity generators to participate in wholesale power markets free from Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) supervision. Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) offers the way for small non-utility generators to enter the market, including renewable energy developers. Further, Canada has set a target of increasing the share of zero-emitting sources to 90% by 2030. The target aims to promote use of renewable and clean energy and contribute toward significant greenhouse gas reductions.

However, rise in concerns related to the environmental hazards associated with the incineration process is expected to affect the overall market growth in developed and developing countries. On the contrary, increase in investments in R&D activities to ensure reliability in terms of environmental effects is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the market growth in the future.

The global waste to energy market is segmented on the basis of technology and region.

On the basis of technology, the market is divided into thermal, biochemical, and others. The thermal process involves recycling of energy from MSW at high temperature. The thermal technology includes several processes such as combustion or incineration, gasification, and pyrolysis. The major difference among these technologies is the amount of oxygen and temperature involvement during the process that leads to the conversion to final product CO2 and water, or to intermediate useful products.

The incineration segment is anticipated to register a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Increase in waste generation across the world significantly drive the demand for incineration process on a global scale. As the incinerators can treat all kinds of wastes, this process is highly preferred other thermal waste treatment technologies.

The global waste to energy market size is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The market is in its nascent stage. However, rise in demand for power generation and inclination toward renewable energy sources drive the demand for waste to energy in developed and emerging economies. At present, Europe is the major player in the waste to energy market and other regions such as Asia-Pacific, North America, and LAMEA are providing various market opportunities to key players. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment in the waste to energy market.

COVID-19 Impact on Global Waste to Energy Market

The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted the global economy by halting the operations of major industries such as recycling waste industries and energy generating industries. The industries are being kept closed or operated under restricted environments such as less employees and working times. Lockdown was imposed in many countries such as the U.S., China, Spain, Austria, Poland, Korea, India, Germany, the UK, Italy, and France. The pandemic resulted in shortage of labor and raw materials in the recycling and energy generating industry. The severity of the impact may result in closure of some waste to energy manufacturers. Manufacturers had their production halted due to non- availability of labor. This led to a reduction in production output and thus incurring economic losses.

Key Players

The key players have adopted various market penetration and growth strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, to strengthen their Waste to Energy Market share. The key players operating in Waste to Energy Industry include Waste Management Inc., Suez Environment S.A., C&G Environmental Protection Holdings, Constructions industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), China Everbright International Limited, Covanta Energy Corporation, Foster Wheeler A.G., Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., and Veolia Environment.

As companies around the world flow forward with their waste to energy initiatives. Taking a collaborative approach allows organizations to get assistance with known weaknesses while improving the possibilities of favorable results. For example, one new association in the West Midlands vicinity of the UK with Wheelabrator, a waste to energy specialist, is partnering with Verus Energy Limited and Low Carbon, the two environment-centric companies. The collaborative effort will provide enough electricity for around 70,000 houses diverting 395,000 heaps of garbage from landfills or export operations. A similar agreement between a waste management plant and utility carrier is underway inside the United Arab Emirates.


By Technology

  • Thermal

    • Incineration

    • Pyrolysis

    • Gasification

  • Biological

By Region

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • France

    • Germany

    • UK

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific


    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Saudi Arabia

    • South Africa

    • Rest of LAMEA

The Waste to Energy market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Waste to Energy market for the base year 2021 and the forecast between 2021 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Waste to Energy market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Waste to Energy market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Waste to Energy market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Waste to Energy capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Waste to Energy by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Waste to Energy market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Waste to Energy market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Waste to Energy market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Waste to Energy industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Waste to Energy market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Waste to Energy market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Waste to Energy market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Waste to Energy market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Waste to Energy. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Waste to Energy. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Waste to Energy are as follows:

  • History Year: 2016-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2027

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

Report Detail

Proceed To Buy

USD 3500
USD 5000