Inside a landfill, waste breaks down and produces gas, this gas is known as landfill gas. The major components of landfill gas are carbon dioxide and methane. Minor amounts of other chemicals, such as sulfur-containing compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), also may be present. Landfill gas can have a rotting, bad odor. Landfill gas also includes small amounts of oxygen, nitrogen, ammonia, hydrogen, sulfides, carbon monoxide, and nonmethane organic compounds (NMOCs) such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride. The processes such as volatilization, bacterial decomposition, and chemical reactions are used to produce landfill gas.
The Europe landfill gas market is witnessing ample growth from the past few years. Major factors such as low greenhouse gas emissions, never-ending waste source of raw material, and low cost of power production & high capacity factor are attributed to the market growth in the region. Furthermore, rising support from financial and government institutions, efficient capture of methane gas, and rapid growth in the biofuels and sludge treatment market across the region is further flourishing the market growth in the Europe region.
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The study analyses Europe landfill gas market based on application and country.
Major applications of the Europe landfill gas market are electricity, direct use, combined heat & power, and alternate fuels. The electricity application segment is further bifurcated into internal combustion & reciprocating engines, gas turbines and micro turbines. The direct use and alternate fuel segments are again sub-segmented into boilers, direct thermal & lachate evaporation and others and pipeline fuels and vehicle fuels respectively. The electricity application segment dominated the market in 2020. Similarly, direct use segment also expected to contribute to the market growth in the near future. Landfill gas can be used directly in a dryer, boiler, greenhouse, kiln, or other thermal application. Landfill gas can also be widely used directly to evaporate lachate. Lachate evaporation using landfill gas is a better choice for landfills where lachate disposal at a water resource recovery facility is expensive or unavailable.
Country wise, the study is comprised of the key countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and rest of Europe. The Germany held the largest market share of Europe landfill gas market and is likely to dominate the market over the estimated time frame. Rapid growth in the country’s renewable energy and energy generation industry is major factor behind the market growth. For instance, for decades Germany has been the worldwide pioneer in applying environmental technologies and renewable energy. The energy transition continues to be an essential part of the country’s energy landscape with determined aims to cut CO2 emissions by 80% and increase the share of renewable energy in total energy consumption to 60% by 2050. Thus, abovementioned factors are ultimately propelling the market growth.
The major key players of market include Waste Management, Inc, Covanta Holding Corporation, Veolia, Environment S.A, Pennon Group Plc, SUEZ SA, Kohler Co., Inc, Aria Energy Corp, Granite Acquisition, Inc, Vectren Corporation and Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co., Ltd among others.
April 2021: Suez agrees to sell its recycling and recovery business in Australia to Melbourne-based Cleanaway for A$ 2.5 billion ($1.9 billion).
January 2017: Castle Peak Power Company Limited (CAPCO), announced an agreement between CAPCO and the West New Territories (WENT) Landfill contractor, a subsidiary of SUEZ, to support the Government’s strategy of helping renewable energy and waste-to-energy initiatives. Under this agreement CAPCO will install power generation units on the site which will utilize landfill gas as fuel.
The study analyses Europe landfill gas market based on application, and country. Major applications of the Europe landfill gas market are electricity, direct use, combined heat & power, and alternate fuels. The electricity segment is likely to register fastest growth in years to come owing to the growing adoption of landfill gases in energy generation application across the globe. The electricity application segment is further bifurcated into internal combustion & reciprocating engines, gas turbines and micro turbines. Country wise, the study is comprised of the key countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and rest of Europe.
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