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Global Market for Incinerator Technologies

Waste Incinerator Technologies Global Markets

While global growth in incineration staggered in the wake of the global economic turndown, global incineration markets are well-poised for continued recovery and consistent growth. Since 2008, global markets for incinerators have resurged from $7.9 billion to $9.2 billion in 2012 (CAGR of 3.9%). By 2022, global markets will more than double, reaching a value of $16.8 billion (2012-2022 CAGR of 6.2%). Observed and forecasted growth reflects a combination of steady market expansion countered by notable contractions for select technologies and applications, through 2022. These trends reflect an array of complex market influences, ranging from technology cost effectiveness to incinerator plant capital and operation period economics to regulatory support as well as regulatory controls on incinerator deployment.

Waste management varies regionally and also based on waste content. In North America, landfills are by far the preferred method of disposal for municipal waste. The continent is served by over 6,500 landfills. But in many areas, landfills are falling out of favor. European waste management practices stress reduced landfilling plus incentivizing or even mandating of incineration/waste to energy. And in China, where an estimated 1,400 new landfills would need to be established by 2030 in order to handle 500 million tons of trash, the government is looking toward all forms of waste management including incineration, to minimize and reduce anticipated future waste management burdens.

In Europe, North America, and in Asia, incinerators are a technology of choice (along with boilers and industrial furnaces) for the combustion/destruction of many industrial and hazardous wastes. These include biohazardous wastes from hospitals and medical establishments, as well as select industrial and chemical wastes that cannot be easily disposed of otherwise, and that are suitable for incineration.

At the community level, the advantages of incineration are clear: incineration can reduce waste volume by 90% or more, which significantly decreases the need for landfilling and long term storage of municipal wastes. Incineration obliterates biohazards, and when managed properly with appropriate feedstocks, can minimize the toxicity of hazardous industrial and chemical wastes. New emissions control systems have been shown to greatly reduce airborne emissions, rendering incinerators safer than ever before. However, public relations issues remain to be solved. There is much ground to be gained by industry in terms of public acceptance of incineration in a growing number of existing incinerator market regions.

Waste Incinerator Technologies Global Markets contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for the following waste incineration technologies: moving grate, rotary-kiln, static hearth/static furnace, multiple furnace, and fluidized bed incinerators. Historic as well as projected future market data are provided, including 2008-2012 historic market data and market projections for 2013 to 2022, in terms of the dollar value of product shipments. The report identifies key trends affecting the marketplace, along with trends driving growth, and central challenges to further market development. The report also profiles leading manufacturers and suppliers of incinerators and that are most relevant to the industry.

Report Methodology

The information in Waste Incinerator Technologies Global Markets is based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, other U.S. executive agencies, the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. national laboratories, U.S. and global energy research institutions, the European Commission/EUROSTAT, the National Bureau of Statistics of China, and the World Bank, along with information from trade associations, business journals, company literature and websites, Securities and Exchange Commission reportings, and research services such as Simmons Market Research Bureau.

What You’ll Get in This Report

Waste Incineration Technologies Global Markets makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the near term and mid term future of this market. It pinpoints methods that current and prospective industry players can capitalize on to identify existing trends, spearhead new trends, and identify and expand into niche and specialty markets. No other market research report provides both comprehensive analysis and extensive, quality data that Waste Incineration Technologies Global Markets offers. Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You’ll Benefit from This Report

If your company is already doing business in the waste or incineration market, in associated manufacturing industries, or is considering making the leap, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. Incineration technology holders and developers, investors, marketers, midstream industry, and related technology startups will also benefit from key insights into market structure, the supply chain, projects worldwide, and industry suppliers associated with waste to energy technologies. The report provides an extensive review of markets for incinerators from 2008, and projects trends through 2022.

This report will also help:

  • Marketing managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for waste to energy technologies, components, materials, and services.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for incinerator technologies, components, materials, and associated services.
  • Business development executives and entrepreneurs understand the dynamics of the industry/market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the waste or incineration industry to understand the market for incineration technologies, their application, and the product procurement and project construction process; to develop messages and images that compel consumers to invest in companies supplying or operating incineration facilities.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope
    • Incineration Technology, Uses, and Feedstocks
      • Table Comparison of Typical Feedstocks by Technology
    • Relevant Trends in Municipal Waste Management
    • Relevant Trends in Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management
    • Incinerator Market Valuations
    • Incinerator Facility Costs
    • Project Development and Financing Trends
      • Table Common Incinerator Project Finance Mechanisms
    • Incinerator Product Promotion and Public Perception
    • Incinerator Job Creation
    • Incinerator End Users
      • Table Common Incineration Technology End Users
    • Summary
  • Overview of Incinerator Technologies
    • Scope
    • Incineration Technology and Operation
      • Waste Management: Volume and Mass Reduction
        • Table Economic and Demographic Parameters Affecting Waste Production
      • Hazardous Waste Management
      • Electricity Generation
      • Heat Production
      • Pollutant Emissions Reduction
      • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management
      • Land Area Requirements
    • Feedstocks
      • Table Categories of Waste Feedstocks Applicable to Incineration
      • Municipal Solid Waste
      • Industrial Waste
      • Hazardous Waste
      • Sewage Sludge
      • Clinical/Biohazardous Waste
    • Incinerator Technologies
      • Table Comparison of Typical Feedstocks by Technology
      • Moving Grate Incinerators
      • Rotary Kiln Incinerators
      • Static Hearth, Static Furnace, and Multiple Hearth Incinerators
      • Fluidized Bed Incinerators
      • Other Incinerator and Incinerator-Like Technologies Not Considered in This Report
    • Drawbacks of Incineration Technologies
      • Environmental Concerns
      • Potential Competition with Recycling
      • Increased Pollution under Some Systems
      • Public Opinion
    • Summary
  • Incinerator Technologies - Market Size and Growth
    • Scope
    • Market Assessment Methodology
    • Market Origins, History, and Present Trends
      • Municipal Waste Management
      • Other End Uses for Municipal Waste: Reuse, Recycling and Composting
      • Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management
        • Table Major Categories of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes
    • Factors Affecting Market Size and Growth
      • Regulatory Requirements, Incentives, and Other Support for Incineration
        • Table European Union Mandated Waste Reduction and Recycling Targets
        • Table Great Britain National Waste Reduction Targets
      • Incinerator Project Economics and Costs
      • Demand for Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction
      • Public Acceptance of Incinerators
    • Incinerator Technologies Markets
      • Global Market for Moving Grate Incineration
        • Table Global Market for Moving Grate Incinerators by Region: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Global Market for Moving Grate Incinerators by Feedstock: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Select National Markets for Moving and Fixed Grate Incinerators: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
      • Global Market for Rotary Kiln Incineration
        • Table Global Market for Rotary Kiln Incinerators, by Region: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Global Market for Rotary Kiln Incinerators, by Feedstock: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Select National Markets for Rotary Kiln Incinerators: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
      • Global Market for Static Hearth, Static Furnace, and Multiple Hearth Incineration
        • Table Global Market for Static Hearth, Static Furnace, and Multiple Hearth Incinerators, by Region: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Global Market for Static Hearth, Static Furnace, and Multiple Hearth Incinerators, by Feedstock: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Select National Markets for Static Hearth, Static Furnace, and Multiple Hearth Incinerators: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
      • Global Market for Fluidized Bed Incineration
        • Table Global Market for Fluidized Bed Incinerators, by Region: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Global Market for Fluidized Bed Incinerators, by Feedstock: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
        • Table Select National Markets for Fluidized Bed Incinerators: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
    • Summary
      • Table Global Market for Incineration Technologies, by Technology: 2008-2012 Historic and 2013-2022 Projected ($ Millions)
  • Incinerator Technologies - Market Trends, Product Trends, and Supply Chain/Marketing
    • Scope
    • Incinerator Facility Procurement and Installation Cost
      • Table Cost Factors for Incinerator Facility Procurement and Installation
    • Key Sources of Capital Cost Variability
      • Capacity
      • Regional Materials and Equipment Cost
      • Regional Labor Cost
      • Regional Variability in Feedstock Characteristics
      • Regional Variability in Environmental Regulations
    • Incinerator Facility Costs
      • Moving Grate Incinerators
        • Table Moving Grate Incinerator Capital Costs
      • Rotary Kiln Incinerators
        • Table Rotary Kiln Incinerator Capital Costs, >5 Tons/Day Capacity
        • Table Rotary Kiln Incinerator Capital Costs, <5 Tons/Day Capacity
      • Static Hearth/Static Furnace Incinerators
        • Table Static Hearth/Static Furnace Incinerator Capital Costs
      • Multiple Hearth Incinerators
        • Table Multiple Hearth Incinerator Capital Costs
      • Fluidized Bed Incinerators
        • Table Fluidized Bed Incinerator Capital Costs
    • Industry Trends
      • Regulations on Air Quality Emissions
      • Public Relations, Environmental, and Public Health Concerns
      • Feedstock Availability
      • Competition from Other Technologies
      • New Product Developments and Product Trends
    • Project Development and Financing Trends
      • Table Common Incinerator Project Finance Mechanisms
      • Cash on Hand
      • Technology Provider Financing
      • Equities and Venture Capital
      • Grant Funding, Government/Non-Governmental Organization Loans, and Other Government Incentives
      • Public/Government Funding
      • Private Debt Financing
      • Mixed Funding Sources
    • Incinerator Supply Chain
    • Incinerator Product Promotion
      • Promotion to the End User
      • Promotion to Government and the Public
    • Summary
  • Incineration Technologies - Job Creation Estimates
    • Scope
    • Modes of Job Creation
    • Job Creation Projections and Methods
      • Moving Grate Incineration
      • Rotary Kiln Incineration
      • Static Hearth, Static Furnace, Multiple Furnace
      • Fluidized Bed Incineration
    • Summary
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Scope
    • Methodology and Selection of Profiles
    • The Babcock & Wilcox Company
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio
      • Company News and Developments
    • Covanta Energy Corporation
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio
    • CNIM
      • Overview
      • Product Portfolio and Company News
    • E.ON Energy from Waste
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio and Company News
    • Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio and Company News
    • Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio, Company News, and Developments
    • Martin GmbH
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio, Company News, and Developments
    • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio, News, and Developments
    • Novo Energy, LLC
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio, News, and Developments
    • Siemens AG
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio, News, and Developments
    • Suez Environnement
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio and Company News
    • Takuma Co., Ltd.
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio and Company News
    • Groupe TIRU (EDF)
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio and Company News
    • Veolia Environnement S.A.
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio and Company News/Developments
    • Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.
      • Overview
      • Performance
      • Product Portfolio, Company News, and Developments
  • Incinerator End Users
    • Scope
    • Categories of Incinerator End Users
      • Table Common Incineration Technology End Users
      • Municipal Solid Waste Managers
      • Aggregated Hazardous Waste Managers
      • Hospitals and Laboratories
      • Equipment and Product Manufacturers
      • Chemical Production and Processing Facilities Including Petrochemicals
      • Food Processing Facilities
      • Meat Processing Facilities and Animal Crematoria
      • Other Industrial Facilities
      • Wastewater Treatment Plants
    • Summary

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