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China Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Market Outlook to 2028

China Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Market Outlook to 2028

Market Research Reports | Q1 2024 | Report ID: BR0296

About the Report

Supportive government policies in waste incineration and waste conversion to electricity, rapid urban population growth, which has boosted waste generation and electricity demand, high population densities, and a scarcity of land resources for Municipal Solid Waste management are driving the growth of China Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Market .


Furthermore, In China, the WTE market is quickly expanding, owing to its ability to minimize landfill demand and encroachment on land resources. WTE may also reduce the country's reliance on fossil fuels and carbon emission (Green House Gas).


The high cost and susceptibility to corrosion of facilities, air pollutant emissions and fly ash management, and public opposition to waste-to-energy incineration limit the waste-to-energy market growth.


The recovery of heat and electricity generation from global waste, particularly non-recyclable garbage, is referred to as waste-to-energy (WTE). Renewable energy has traditionally been defined as natural resources that are interchangeable or inexhaustible, such as hydro, solar, and wind energy, as well as bioenergy. Municipal solid waste recycling and waste disposal refers to the collection and disposal of urban waste, which comprises the bulk produced by households, businesses, and local governments. Paper, food, wood, garden, cotton, leather waste, and some fossil fuel products like plastics and textiles make up the majority of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW).


China is Asia Pacific's largest producer of municipal solid waste (APAC). With the current pace of development in population density in urban areas, the relevant authorities have enacted plans to use trash generated in cities as biomass fuel as a clean energy source to generate electricity and avoid landfilling for waste reduction.


Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) has been designated as a renewable energy source by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Electricity from wastes can be produced directly by combustion (e.g., incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification) or indirectly through the generation of combustible components (e.g., anaerobic digestion and mechanical biological treatments), resulting in methane, hydrogen, and other synthetic fuels. The main WTE technology now in use in several countries are incineration and gasification. WTE has been the subject of several research in Western nations.


Some of the benefits of waste-to-energy technology include a smaller plant footprint with a smaller area of land required to operate, a reduction in the need for physical waste storage, lower carbon emissions, minimal land contamination, chemically stable by-products from incineration, a higher density of energy recovery per tonne of MSW, and the use of a drier fuel.


Alternative solutions are also beneficial in regions with a shortage of space for landfills, such as china. It is highly desired to use the created heat on-site, for example, to dry biodegradable municipal waste, to make meaningful use of the produced energy. The control of the power generator and the ways of connecting to the electrical grid might be crucial.


WTE Plant has a high initial investment and high operational expenses as compared to other MSW treatment systems. The incinerator, which is at the heart of WTE incineration plants, accounts for around half of the cost of a WTE facility. The cost of imported incineration equipment is prohibitively high. The Shanghai Pudong Waste Incineration Power Plant, which uses Alstom equipment and Technology, costs almost 110 million USD, while the Shanghai Jiangqiao Waste Incineration Power Plant, which uses Seeger equipment, costs 144 million USD.


The most prevalent waste-to-energy technologies are thermal technology (incineration, pyrolysis, gasification, and plasma gasification), Biochemical conversion (fermentation, anaerobic digestion, gas-capture landfills, and microbial fuel cells), and Chemical conversion (esterification).


The major types of technologies utilized in WTE facilities for power generation in China are the Stoker grate incinerator and the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) incinerator. The majority of MSW incinerators, according to a preliminary study of 100 WTE facilities in operation or under construction, are of the grate combustion type ('mass burn') and are based on imported or local Technology. Chinese academic research institutes such as Zhejiang University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Tsinghua University created CFB incinerators, which co-fire MSW with coal (up to 15% coal by weight). The stoker grate design is used in the majority of the new plants.


Key Opportunities:

  • China's public-private partnerships in the municipal solid waste (MSW) and waste-to-energy sectors.
  • Innovation of new technologies that are less capital intensive and reduction of import duties on such foreign technologies.


Recent Developments:

  • In January 2021, in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region capital in northwest China, a waste-to-energy plant was put into service. It is Xinjiang's first gigantic waste-to-energy facility. The factory has the capacity to treat 4,500 tonnes of trash per day. Each year, it is anticipated to process 1.6 million tonnes of trash. The electricity generated will save 500,000 tonnes of ordinary coal per year.
  • Shenzhen, which has a population of 20 million people, produces 15,000 tonnes of garbage every day, which is rising at a rate of about 7% per year. To combat this, Shenzhen Energy plans to construct a new facility that will employ the most modern technical trash incineration methods and serve as a source of education for the city's residents. The Shenzhen East Waste Plant, located on the outskirts of Shenzhen, will incinerate 5,000 tonnes of waste per day and generate 550 million kWh per year.


Blackridge Research's China Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Market report provides insights into the current global market demand and regional market demand scenario and its outlook.


The study offers a detailed analysis of various factors instrumental in affecting the China Waste-to-Energy (WTE) market's growth. The study also comprehensively analyses the China Waste-to-Energy (WTE) market by segmenting it based on Technology used (Thermal, Bio-Chemical, and Chemical).


The Chinese Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Market report also addresses present and future market opportunities, market trends, developments, and the impact of Covid-19 on the China Waste-to-Energy (WTE) market, important commercial developments, trends, regions, and segments poised for the fastest-growth (including market growth rate), competitive landscape.


Further, the China Waste to Energy Market report will also provide China Waste to Energy market size (total China Waste-to-Energy (WTE) market revenue), demand forecast, Industry growth rates (CAGR), Market Share of key market players, and trade (imports and exports).

  Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Scope and Methodology

3. Market Analysis

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Market Dynamics
    • 3.2.1. Drivers
    • 3.2.2 Restraints
  • 3.3 Market Trends & Developments
  • 3.4 Market Opportunities
  • 3.5 Key Projects
  • 3.6 Government Policies and Regulations

4. Market Outlook

  • 4.1 Annual Wind Power Installed Capacity, 2001-2025, in GW
  • 4.2 Cumulative Wind Power Installed Capacity Forecast, 2001-2025, in GW

5. Business Activity Analysis

  • 5.1 Supply Chain Analysis
  • 5.2 PESTLE Analysis

6. Market Segmentation & Analysis

  • 6.1 By Technology
    • 6.1.1 Thermal
    • 6.1.2 Bio Chemical
    • 6.1.3 Chemical

7. Competitive Landscape

  • 7.1 List of Notable Players in the Market
  • 7.2 M&A, JV, and Agreements
  • 7.3 Strategies of Key Players

8. Key Company Profiles

9. Conclusions and Recommendations

List of Tables & Figures


Additional Notes


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  • Gain an understanding of uncertainty and discover how the country's most influential growth drivers and barriers will impact market development.
  • Evaluate the industry's attractiveness and gain a comprehensive view of the emerging market trends and developments to identify opportunities and develop a strategy.
  • Discover information on government policy and regulations in the country
  • Gain perspectives and insights about the industry's current state and how the market is likely to evolve in the next five years.
  • Keep abreast of the project activity and developments in the country.
  • Understand the market and its participants to make the best strategic decisions

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  • Enterprises in Waste Incineration for Power Generation
  • Contract Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Investor Community
  • Government and Waste Management Bodies
  • Government Policy Makers
  • Other Stake Holders

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