Waste to energy is the conversion of waste products to energy. This includes incineration of waste as well as the conversion of waste through chemical processes to a combustible fuel. Thermal technologies include: gasification, thermal de-polymerization, pyrolysis, plasma gasification and plasma arc gasification. Non-thermal technologies include: anaerobic digestion, fermentation, and mechanical biological treatment.
The global waste to energy market was valued at $18.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $31.8 billion by 2019.
Data according to Transparency Market Research. Information is current as of January 2017 and subject to change.
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