Anaerobic Digestion: Most Sustainable Conversion Process (Study)
According to a new report available on companiesandmarkets.com, renewable sustainable energy generation will be the fastest-growing energy sector over the next two decades.
From 2010 to 2016, the market is projected to rise from $124 billion in 2010 to $217 billion in 2016. Price volatility, supply concerns, and the environmental aspects of fossil fuels are expected to accelerate the pace of all non-fossil fuel development. With price of oil at an all time high of $100 per barrel in the world market, U.S drivers are paying nearly $4 per gallon of gasoline. Renewable domestic energy supplies are seen as a means of overcoming these problems. Biogas, a clean fuel derived primarily from waste materials, is an important alternative to conventional fossil energy.
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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the world market for the anaerobic digestion equipment used to transform waste materials into sustainable biogas energy. Four waste types are evaluated as feed materials for the waste-to energy process: sewage, industrial wastewater, agricultural wastes (crop residuals and manure), and landfill gas. Three different end uses for the gas are also examined: municipal electricity production, on-site electricity (and heat) production, and transportation fuel.
In the current waste-to-energy market, anaerobic digestion offers the most sustainable conversion process. Because the technology can be tailored to suit waste streams of all volumes, systems may be sized for use in households, commercial enterprises, utilities, and industry.
The scope of this report includes the market for biogas to energy for four different feed sources: municipal and domestic sewage, industrial wastewater, landfill gas, and agricultural wastes, a category that includes animal manures and crop residues. A technology overview, presentation on the structure of the industry, and brief profiles for major participating companies also are included.
For the purposes of the report, biogas equipment will be limited to anaerobic digesters and the gas collection equipment needed in landfill gas recovery projects. The machinery used to transform the gas to electricity: reciprocating and other types of gas engines, turbine and microturbines, and fuel cells, are not included in the analysis. Systems for biogas upgrading also are not included in the study.
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Waste-Derived Biogas: Global Markets for Anaerobic Digestion Equipment: provides a review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for major geographic markets including the United States, Japan, Europe, China, India, and Rest of World.