Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 29, 2012

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Study: Global Waste-to-Energy Market to Grow 11 Percent Annually

The global waste-to-energy (WTE) market will grow at an annual compound rate of 11.2 percent through 2021, according to a new study.

The report by industrial and energy market research publisher SBI also estimated that the market will grow in dollars to $27.2 billion in 2021 from $8.5 billion in 2011, the firm said in a New York-based news release.

The SBI Bulletin, “Waste-to-Energy Technologies, Market Size and Growth: 2006-2021,” reported that the market grew at a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent from 2006 to 2010, with the market increasing from $4.8 billion to $7.1 billion.

During that period, about 95 percent of the waste-to-energy market consisted of two technologies, incineration and anaerobic digestion. "However, pyrolysis, plasma gasification and gasification are expected to gain relative market share, and together will comprise over 30 percent of the total WTE market by 2015," said SBI Bulletin analyst Robert Eckard.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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