Landfill gas is produced during the natural procedure of bacterial decomposition of organic material contained in municipal solid waste landfills or other source. Landfill gas is composed of approximately 90 to 98% methane and carbon dioxide. The remaining 2 to 10% includes oxygen, nitrogen, sulfides, ammonia, hydrogen and several other gases. Landfill gases are the result of three major processes such as evaporation of volatile organic compounds, chemical reactions between waste components and microbial action, particularly methanogenesis. The first two processes are depending strongly on the nature of the waste.
The United States landfill gas market is presently being driven by several factors. Primary factor such as increasing use of landfill gases for the generation of electricity is attributed to the market growth. For instance, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates, in 2019 approximately 257 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of landfill gas was collected at 336 U.S. landfills and burned to produce approximately 10.5 kWh (billion kilowatthours) of electricity, or nearly 0.3% of total U.S. utility-scale electricity generation in 2019.
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The study analyses United States landfill gas market based on application.
Major applications of the United States 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 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Approximately 70% of currently operational landfill gas energy projects in the United States generate electricity. Moreover, municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest methane emissions source in the United States generated by human activity, accounting for around 15.1% of these emissions in 2019, according to United States Environmental Protection Agency. Simultaneously, emissions of methane from landfills can use as a significant energy resource.
The major key players of market include Waste Management, Inc, Covanta Holding Corporation, Veolia Environment S.A., SUEZ SA, Kohler Co., Inc, Aria Energy Corp, Granite Acquisition, Inc, and Vectren Corporation among others.
July 2021: EQT infrastructure announced its plan to acquire Covanta Holding Corporation, a global Waste-to-Energy solution company, for USD 5.3 billion.
March 2019: Vectren announced it has received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to construct a 50-megawatt (MW) universal solar array in eastern Spencer County as part of Vectren’s long-term electric generation transition plan.
June 2018: Waste Management presented its the new technology at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility, converting waste from the landfill into usable, renewable natural gas (RNG). This groundbreaking facility captures methane created by the landfill and turns it to pipeline quality natural gas.
The study analyses United States landfill gas market based on application. Major applications of the United States 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 region. The electricity application segment is further bifurcated into internal combustion & reciprocating engines, gas turbines and micro turbines.
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