Providing a Light in the Shadow Created by Covid

The shadow of COVID is still casting its uncertainty over production lines and supplies.

You can at least get an idea of where there is a demand for all the parts it takes to construct a WASTE PLANT – today, next month, and up to three years ahead.

Knowing NEW WASTE PLANTS developments including those people who are involved, can give you chance to be the first with the RIGHT AND AVAILABLE service or equipment. Below is the latest chart from AcuComm that shows you the investment in new Waste Plants BEFORE they become “OPERATIONAL”

Why not discover for yourself, the value of AcuComm’s data:  access our INTERACTIVE charts, view project development details and make practical use of contact details for decision-makers.

Try AcuComm’s services for yourself: https://acucomm.net/tryit

Waste-to-Energy New Investment Review

In May 2021, AcuComm reported on 7 new waste-to-energy projects with a cumulative value of US$581 million. These projects, in China, Japan, Sweden and Thailand, will bring 99 MW of new energy capacity online. Total waste throughput for these projects will be 1.1 million tonnes per annum.

Over the 12-month period (June 2020 to May 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 89 new waste-to-energy projects valued at US$22.8 billion. Over the 12-month period, investment in the new projects covered was largely concentrated in Russia, China, Japan, Poland and the UK.

Top Five Countries by Investment Value – US$mn (June 2020 to May 2021)

NIR WtE May 21

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its Waste-to-Energy New Investment Review, one of a series of six 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-to-Fuel
  • 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.

New Investment Review: Waste Processing

In March 2021, AcuComm added seven new waste processing projects with a cumulative value of US$96 million to its WasteView Contract Finder database. These facilities, located in Brazil, , Ecuador, Germany, Spain and the United States, will process over 900,000 tonnes of waste per annum. Over the 12-month period (April 2020 to March 2021),  AcuComm covered a total of 116 new waste processing projects, valued at over US$3.1 billion.

Top 5 Countries by Investment in Waste Processing Facilities,
Reported April 2020-March 2021 (US$mn)

NIR Waste Processing March 21

In terms of waste type, coverage was predominantly MSW over the 12-month period, accounting for 75% of the total processing capacity – ahead of industrial waste on 6%.

Project Tonnage by Waste Type,
Reported April 2020-March 2021 (%)

NIR PIE Waste Processing March 21

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]

New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In March 2021, AcuComm reported on 22 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$253 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 58 MW (or 3 MW on average at each plant) and consume almost 1.4 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 40% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Serbia, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (April 2020 to March 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 199 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$3.8 billion.

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

March 2021 AD Biogas

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]

New Investment Review: Waste-to-Energy

In February 2021, AcuComm reported on seven new waste-to-energy projects valued at a cumulative value of over US$1 billion. These projects, in locations as diverse as Italy, Japan, the UK, Fiji, Vietnam and Greenland, are due to start operating over the 2022-2025 period when they will bring 184 MW of new energy capacity online. Over the 12-month period (March 2020 to February 2021),  a total of 108 new projects were reported, valued at US$21.8 billion.

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its Waste-to-Energy New Investment Review, one of a series of five 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.

The data is extracted from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world. The New Investment Review series taps into this wealth of information to provide a unique perspective on how these key sectors are developing.

If you would like to find out how to receive a copy, please contact either:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Making AcuComm’s Waste Market Insight work for you…..

Recognising the need to work efficiently and save time, AcuComm has issued a simple step-by-step guide to using Waste Market Insight (WMI), its monthly analysis of global waste activity and investment.

WMI can be used for high-level strategic analysis or detailed investigation of specific projects – it is an indispensable tool for understanding waste market trends, finding new opportunities and evaluating competitors.

Using the ‘How to Use Waste Markets Insight Guide Jan 2021′ you can find out how to:

  1. Interrogate the knowledge and opportunities provided by AcuComm (which is fully interactive and entirely sourced from AcuComm’s proprietary WasteView Contract Finder database);
  2. Understand our forecast analysis and how it facilitates quantifiable comparative data for accurate business intelligence information;
  3. Quickly adjust market plans to actual and forecast changes in the market;
  4. Access general and up-to-date market knowledge before anyone else.

AcuComm customers will find the Guide downloaded to their AcuComm accounts. If you are yet to become a customer, find out more by contacting us on +44 1243 023 9400 3546 or by Email: k[email protected].

Assessing global performance in the shadow of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of the global economy in 2020. Just how much the waste industry has been impacted is the subject of a new study from AcuComm which analyses data drawn from its waste investment database. The study assesses how the industry is faring against the background of restrictions and economic disruption, with an emphasis not on the immediate dislocation to industry operators, but on the longer term effects on planning and forward investment.

Monthly trends, sectoral variations and the performance of the top 35 waste markets are examined, establishing where investment is continuing to grow and where activity is declining. The study’s author, AcuComm’s Chief Analyst, Andy Crofts, pinpoints the winners and losers by analysing the current year against AcuComm’s proprietary monthly data going back to 2016 and provides his insight into the degree to which growth or downturns are the result of cyclical trends or the pandemic.

For details of how to obtain a copy of Assessing global performance in the shadow of COVID-19 (AcuComm, October 2020), please contact:

Rob Thompson

+44 (0) 7399 863 765

[email protected]

or

Oliwia Mroczkowska

+44 (0)7399 863 806

[email protected]

 

 

AcuComm Develops NEW Feature that ties Projects, Developers, Operators together with Manufacturers & Suppliers

AcuComm has just developed and implemented a new and very important navigational feature within each Project entry in its WasteView Contract Finder service.

It’s an efficient, simple and easy-to-use way to focus in on a selected project or waste area and then to view the wider picture: activity levels – the major players – the developers and operators that tie in together with manufacturers & suppliers.

Search for your chosen Waste Facility or Waste Type, click on the company and view all the other project activities that company is involved in. Great for:

  • Competitive or collaborative purposes;
  • Providing details of what type of companies are working in your chosen area;
  • Showing the level of activity in your chosen search area;
  • Binding those who build the plants with those who equip them.

All results show full further company contact names and details, providing you with a different perspective on each project, enabling you to open up even more opportunities and widen your industry reach.

To learn more, please contact:

Rob Thompson +44 7399 863 765 / r[email protected])

Oliwia Mroczkowska +44 7958 970 862 / [email protected]).

EU-funded NEW-MINE project to explore potential of Enhanced Landfill Mining

Landfill sites can give rise to different risks. In particular, older sites predating the introduction of government regulations, which tend to be filled with municipal solid waste and lack modern landfill technology, will soon require costly remediation measures to avoid future environmental and health problems. In Europe, there are between 150,000 and 500,000 landfill sites, of which an estimated 90% are “non sanitary” landfills predating the EU Landfill Directive of 1999. Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) has the potential of providing a solution that could dramatically reduce future remediation costs and reclaim valuable land while unlocking precious resources.

The four-year NEW-MINE research project, led by KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals SIM 2 , was launched in 2016 to look into different aspects of Enhanced Landfill Mining. Its aim is to develop and integrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly ELFM technologies to valorize Europe’s landfills, recovering resources such as materials, energy and land, while mitigating future environmental and health risks and avoiding significant remediation costs.

The project has received funding from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and involves eight European universities, as well as companies from the private sector. Fifteen PhD students have been tasked with researching new technologies and testing them in four technical work packages that follow a value chain approach. From “Innovative landfill exploration and mechanical processing”, to “Solar/Plasma/Hybrid thermochemical conversion” and “Advanced upcycling”. The fourth work package applies multi-criteria assessment methods to compare combined resource-recovery/remediation, that is ELFM, with the “Do-nothing’, “Classic remediation”, and “Classic landfill mining with (co-incineration)” approaches.

In July 2020, Stadler Anlagenbau revealed that RWTH Aachen University, one of the project’s partners, has invited the company to participate, contributing its expertise and equipment. The company previously played an important role in the first work package, dedicated to mechanical processing. The main goal was to identify ways of improving the quality of the fractions in order to produce RDF, which has a variety of applications. Another important goal was to research uses for fine fraction, which accounts for more than 50% of the waste in landfill mining, and currently has no utilization. The project showed that further mechanical separation of fine fraction can produce sand for use as an aggregate in the construction sector. The light fraction can also be used in a thermo-valorization process.

AcuComm’s WasteView projects database provides details on active and operational landfill developments throughout the world – see for yourself here.

NEW-MINE research project website: http://new-mine.eu