The US Waste Investment Sector

In February 2022, AcuComm published ‘The US Waste Investment Sector: A Brief Overview’, which looks at Waste Generation & Treatment, Waste Industry Drivers, Waste Investment Trends and Investment Locations.

The report draws on the wealth of data generated by AcuComm from its WasteView Contract Finder database which tracks global waste project developments. The database now covers almost 10,000 facilities from project conception through to commissioning. All sectors of the waste industry are monitored, including landfill, waste-to-energy, recycling and biogas.

In 2018, the US generated an estimated 292 million tons of waste, the majority of which was sent to landfill. Around a quarter was recycled, while comparatively little was used for waste-to-energy – a sector than remains underdeveloped in the US.

US 2018 data 2022 report

The full report can be viewed here.

TotalEnergies and Veolia reveal biomethane ambitions

TotalEnergies and Veolia have signed an agreement to produce biomethane from Veolia waste and water treatment facilities operating in more than 15 countries.

The partners will develop and co-invest in a portfolio of international projects, with the ambition to produce up to 1.5 terawatt-hours (TWh) of biomethane per year by 2025. This production of renewable gas made from organic waste will be equivalent to the average annual natural gas consumption of 500,000 residents and will avoid some 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. TotalEnergies will market the resulting biomethane as a renewable fuel for mobility or as a substitute for natural gas in other uses.

As part of this agreement, the partners will pool their industrial know-how in biomethane production. Veolia will provide its expertise in the production and processing of biogas from its facilities, and TotalEnergies will contribute its in-depth knowledge of the entire biomethane value chain.

TotalEnergies claims to be the segment leader in France, with close to 500 GWh of production capacity, and aims to become a major player in biomethane internationally by partnering with market leaders such as Clean Energy in the United States. The company is active across the entire biomethane value chain, from project development to marketing of biomethane and its by-products (biofertilisers, bioCO2).

Search for project activity featuring Totalenergies in AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder database here.