AD/Biogas New Investment Review

In April 2021, AcuComm reported on 25 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$453 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 177 MW (or 7 MW on average at each plant) and consume almost 2.9 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 34% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (May 2020 to April 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 207 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$3.9 billion.

Project Tonnage by Waste Type: 12-month period  (%)

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Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

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Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of five complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

Waste-to-Energy New Investment Review

In April 2021, AcuComm added five new waste-to-energy (WtE) projects with a cumulative value of US$512 million to its WasteView Contract Finder database. These projects, located in Australia, India, Nigeria and Norway, are due to start operating in 2025 or later when they will bring 113 MW of new energy capacity online. Total waste throughput for these five projects will be 2.2 million tonnes per annum.

Value of New Projects by Operational Status US$mn (April 2021)

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Over the 12-month period (May 2020 to April 2021),  AcuComm covered a total of 94 new WtE projects, valued at US$23.6 billion. Over the 12-month period, investment in the new projects covered was largely concentrated in Russia, China, Japan, Poland and the UK.

Top 5 Countries by Investment Value in US$mn (May 2020 to April 2021)

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Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its Waste-to-Energy New Investment Review, one of a series of five complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

Meeting the Challenge of Lithium Battery Recycling

The responsible disposal and recycling of electrical items such as batteries is a key challenge for the waste industry, and even more so when it comes to lithium batteries. These are increasingly used in the automotive industry to power electric cars and aircraft. But their use is not without difficulty, and both the aforementioned industries have encountered safety hazards when using them.

Like any other batteries, lithium batteries have a finite life, and can be dangerous when dismantled, so disposing of them is a particular challenge which will require dedicated facilities and expertise. There is growing interest in this area. The AcuComm waste investment database currently holds 39 projects involving the recycling of lithium batteries. These have a combined estimated value of US$1,039 million, or around US$27 million each.

The largest number are in Europe, where there are 15 projects worth a total of US$599 million. A large proportion of this is accounted for by a large investment in Poland which is part-backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Finland and Sweden are also major sites for investment currently. But there is also more global interest across north America and Asia, with the USA, Australia and Japan also featuring heavily in current investment plans.

Lithium

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Around 41% of projects, by value, are either currently operational or due to become so by the end of 2021. The rest are expected to become operational between 2022 and 2027. Given the popularity of electric vehicles in particular, we would expect to see a steady rise in the number of facilities being planned over the next few years.

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Many of the companies involved in the sector at present are small and specialist in nature, although they often work in partnership with larger client firms in the automotive industry such as Nissan, Renault or Volkswagen. Their involvement is essential as they have an interest – not to say an obligation – to see the proper recycling of lithium batteries.

Plastic Recycling: New Investment Review

In April 2021, AcuComm reported on 14 new plastic recycling projects with a cumulative value of US$392 million. These projects, in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the USA, are due to start operating over the 2021-2025 period when they will bring over 905,000 tonnes of annual recycling capacity online.

Over the 12-month period (May 2020 to April 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 61 new plastic recycling projects with an aggregated annual capacity of over 2.9 million tonnes. Europe, Asia and the Americas were the principal areas of investment, with the USA, South Korea, the UK and Italy the leading countries in terms of investment value.

% Value of New Projects by Region (May 2020 to April 2021)

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Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its Plastic Recycling New Investment Review, one of a series of five complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]