November 27, 2018 - According to a report available on Radiant Insights, Inc.; the landfill gas-to-Energy (LFGE) market is expected to expand steadily by 2025. Factors such as rising demand for energy coupled with reduced cost of energy, increasing demand for clean energy, increasing investments, and strict regulatory policies regarding greenhouse emissions can propel the market over the forecast period (2018 to 2025). Government supportive waste management efforts and high availability of municipal solid waste is expected to create several opportunities in the market.
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Growing development of waste to energy technique will create the positive outlook for the market. LFG is directly used in electricity generation, infrared heaters, process heater and boiler dryers, leachate evaporation. Increasing demand for electricity is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. Various technologies such as reciprocating internal combustion engines, turbines, microturbines, and fuel cells are being employed to generate electricity, which is require for onsite usage or sale to grid. The reciprocating engine is highly adopted conversion technology for LFG electricity applications due to its better efficiency, low cost and varied size ranges that complement the gas output of many landfills. Microturbines are usually applied for small LFG volumes and niche applications. For large LEF energy projects gas turbines are preferred. In addition, cogeneration, also called as combined heat and power (CHP) projects uses LFG to generate both electricity and thermal energy.
However, the drop-in moisture level of LFG is the major concern for the market. Moisture level is crucial for bacteria to survive in order to complete decomposition of organic waste.
Worldwide landfill gas-to-Energy (LFGE) market can be segmented on the basis of type, application.
Based on type, the market can be classified into thermal technologies and biochemical reactions. As per application, the market can be split into power plant, heating plant, and other.
Geographically, the market can be divided into North America, Europe, Central and South America, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia, and Middle East and Africa.
North America is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period. The U.S. is the major contributor in this region and likely to display high growth over the forecast period due to supportive government policies regarding tax incentives and increasing waste management initiatives. As per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the landfills rank as the third-largest human-generated source of methane emissions in the U.S.
In China, stringent government policies and increasing practice of integrated cogeneration technology for reducing carbon emission is likely to support the market growth in the coming years.
Europe is also expected to show substantial growth due to increasing concerns about environment. Germany is the major contributor in this region.
Middle East and Africa is expected to grow progressively owing to rapid growth in co-gen technology across off -grid remote areas. For instance, in 2016, the U.S. based ENER-G systems established an independent 11 MW landfill-gas- to- power project in South Africa.
Some of the leading companies operating in the market include Calabasas Landfill, China Everbright, Shanghai Environmental, Covanta Energy, and China Everbright.
For instance, MCE and Waste Management’s Redwood Landfill recently set a new landfill gas-to-energy plant in California. The plant is set to generate renewable electricity and likely to provide service to more than 5,000 MCE customers. This plant converts landfill gas, produced from decomposing organics, into clean electricity.
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