New waste management projects in December
Of those projects, 21 were already in operation. However, AcuComm points out that these were mostly smaller projects with an average value of US$ 21 million and an average capacity of 200 tonnes per day.
67 per cent of the projects in terms of value will not become operational before 2024. Between 2021 and 2023, projects with a value of US$ 1.8 billion, an annual capacity of 5.9 million tonnes and power/heat generation of 386 MW will become operational.
The annual feedstock capacity of these projects is just over 12.9 miillion tonnes with an average of 146,785 tonnes per project or 459 tonnes per day. The largest feedstock source is municipal solid waste with just over 4.5 million tonnes, followed by organic waste with just over 3.5 million tonnes.
In terms of investment values, incineration has the biggest part with 19 projects and a value of US$ 2.7 billion. This is a share of 39 per cent of all investments. Other large project types in December were waste-to-fuel plants, integrated facilities and recycling plants.