This SBI Bulletin provides a discussion of the recent historic market for waste to energy (WtE) technologies 2006-2010, and the estimated future market for WtE technologies, 2011 through 2021. Methods for assessing market size and trends and summaries of the major market factors that are expected to influence the size and growth of the WtE market through 2021 are included. Waste to Energy Technologies, Market Size and Growth: 2006-2021 concludes with an examination of the future market values and growth trends for major WtE technologies: incineration, gasification, plasma gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digesters, as well as an overall synopsis of the total WtE market.
The markets for WtE technologies are reviewed below under the categories of incineration, gasification, plasma gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. Markets are reviewed by global region, with additional discussion of market factors relevant to specific countries and/or sub-regional areas. Data shown include historic market sizes from 2006 through 2010, plus a decade of anticipated/projected market data from 2011 through 2021.
During the 2006 through 2010 historic period, the global WtE market increased from $4.8 to $7.1 billion, equivalent to a CAGR of 8.0%. During 2011 through 2021, projected global WtE markets will increase from $8.5 to $27.2 billion, equivalent to a CAGR of 11.2%.