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

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

Market Research Reports | Q1 2024 | Report ID: BR0298

About the Report

The Europe Waste-To-Energy Market is expanding due to factors such as strict environmental regulations for reducing carbon footprints and the growing need for a secure and renewable source of energy.


The European Waste-To-Energy Market is expanding due to factors such as strict environmental regulations for reducing carbon footprints and the growing need for a secure and alternative energy Technology (renewable energy).


In addition, the demand for incineration processes has increased, and public expenditures on waste energy conversion have increased, as well as consumers' demand for efficient and simple waste energy conversion technologies (such as gasification, pyrolysis, incineration and various biochemical substances. Including anaerobic digestion and Treatments including aerobic digestion are expected to significantly drive market growth of Waste-to-Energy Industry.


Waste-to-Energy facilities burn household and similar non recyclable waste that cannot be avoided or repurposed. Plants create energy from this municipal waste. This can take the form of steam, electricity, or hot water. The electricity is fed into the grid and distributed to end users; the hot water, depending on local infrastructure, can be sent to a nearby district heating (or cooling) network to heat (or cool) homes, hospitals, offices, and so on; and the steam can be used by nearby industry in their manufacturing processes. Waste-to-Energy is a sanitary waste treatment technology that reduces global waste volume by about 90%.


Waste-to-Energy converts non-recyclable trash into secure energy and valuable raw materials while being ecologically safe. It contributes to the achievement of the EU Landfill Directive's goal of reducing the quantity of municipal waste land-filled (Benefits of diverting waste from landfills). In integrated waste management systems, waste-to-energy and recycling are complimentary waste treatment processes. Household and similar trash should be separated at the source, with clean materials transported to high-quality recycling facilities. The leftover trash, which cannot be recycled technically or economically, should be utilised to create energy.


Advanced waste management systems include trash avoidance, recycling, and waste-to-energy technologies. The Waste Framework Directive establishes an EU waste hierarchy that prioritises prevention, reuse, and recycling, followed by recovery and disposal. Efficient Trash-to-Energy facilities are under the category of recovery: they convert non-reusable, non-recyclable waste into energy, minimising the need for landfilling, which is the least preferred choice owing to significant environmental consequences (potential groundwater pollution, methane emissions, and aftercare periods of hundreds of years).


Waste incineration concentrates ecologically hazardous chemicals (lead, cadmium, mercury, and so on) that were previously contained in the waste in the flue gas cleaning residues. This simplifies subsequent handling: these chemicals can be better handled and disposed of securely. The flue gas cleaning system residues account for 3-4 percent of the waste entering the WTE plant. Following the filtration process, these leftovers are collected and properly kept to guarantee that no substance escapes into the local environment. After that, the waste is transferred in sealed containers to hazardous landfill sites, treatment plants, or salt mines.


Waste-to-Energy does not compete with recycling; rather, it complements and promotes high-quality recycling. Most nations with extremely high recycling rates, such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, also have high rates of Waste-to-Energy as a pollution sink, and have therefore decreased landfill to nearly nil. The combustion process cleans and isolates metals from mixed trash that might not otherwise be recycled. This allows for additional recycling: residual metals are recovered from the bottom ash and utilised in new products such as aluminium castings for the automobile sector. The residual mineral component of bottom ash can be utilised as a secondary raw material in construction, replacing gravel and sand.


The traditional method of waste disposal, i.e. burning waste (hazardous waste) or landfilling results in carbon emission. Such carbon dioxide emission can be reduced using the Waste To Energy Plant. In the European Union, emerging WTE technology is increasing WTE capacity as well as the number of waste-to-energy facility.


Some of the advantages of waste-to-energy technology are the smaller area of land required for operation, the smaller space of waste energy plants, and the reduced need for physical waste storage, ie waste treatment. It is not the reduction of the need for landfill, but the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 Emissions). Waste incinerator, minimization of soil contamination, by-products of chemically stable incinerators, by-products of chemically stable incinerators.


Among the emerging economies in European Union, the Netherlands and Belgium have above-average rates. These positive findings are related with high levels of incineration capacity in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Austria, as well as relatively low levels of incineration in Italy, where landfill dumping accounts for around 22 percent of ultimate disposal. The United Kingdom, France, and Finland are in the middle, with falling landfilling and rising shares.


In March 2020, the European Commission approved the circular economy action plan (CEAP). It is also required to meet the EU's 2050 climate neutrality goal and to prevent biodiversity loss. The waste-to-energy sector contributes to CEAP implementation by collecting residual waste from industry and household waste and turning them as means of electricity generation or other types of energy using Incineration Plants.


Key Opportunities:

  • A scarcity of land for waste landfills.
  • Depleting Conventional Energy Resources (Fossil Fuel)'
  • Implementation of climate control and sustainability programmes by governments.
  • Public-private partnerships in municipal solid waste (MSW) and waste-to-energy.


Recent Developments:

  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU), in collaboration with Armenia's Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, have begun work on a new solid-waste landfill facility in Hrazdan, a town in central Armenia that serves as a transportation hub between the capital, Yerevan, and the country's north. The new solid-waste dump will satisfy EU standards and contribute significantly to environmental improvements in Hrazdan and the 11 other municipalities it will serve. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a €5.5 million loan for the facility's construction, in addition to a €3.5 million grant from the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility and a €2 million grant from the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) fund.
  • Powerhouse Energy, a British sustainable hydrogen company, has signed a contract with UK-based technology company Hydrogen Utopia International (HUI) for the licencing of Powerhouse's Distributed Modular Generation (DMG) technology, which will convert waste plastic into energy, including hydrogen, across Greece and Hungary. DMG is a new type of recycling technology that produces clean syngas that may be used to create electricity or as a hydrogen source. Polymers that have reached the end of their useful life are placed in a high-temperature chamber containing an oxidising agent. There is no burning when the polymers gasify since the thermal conversion chamber operates in the absence of oxygen.
  • In February 2021, Teesside, UK, has gained planning permission for a waste-to-energy complex. When completed, the £300 million (€339 million) project, headed by Low Carbon and PMAC Energy, would export up to 49.9 MW of low-carbon electricity to the grid, enough to power 10,000 households. The Redcar Energy Centre, which is scheduled to open in 2025, will remove between 350,000 and 450,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year.


Blackridge Research's Europe 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 Europe Waste-to-Energy (WTE) market's growth. The study also comprehensively analyses the Europe Waste-to-Energy (WTE) market by segmenting it based on Technology used (Thermal Technology, Bio-Chemical Technology, and Chemical Technology).


The European Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Market report also addresses present and future market opportunities, market trends, developments, and the impact of Covid-19 on the Europe 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 Europe Waste to Energy Market report will also provide Europe Waste to Energy market size (total Europe 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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