ecoprog GmbH

Waste to Energy 2021/2022

The leading standard reference in the WtE industry. The updated 14th edition includes:

  • A detailed and comprehensive forecast of the global market development by country until 2030, including an evaluation of the annual new constructions and extensions, capacities, decommissionings and investment volumes.
  • A country level analysis of more than 2,500 waste treatment plants as well as more than 1,000 planned projects worldwide.
  • An analysis of different treatment technologies as well as description and market shares of all important operators and technology providers.
  • Backgrounds and operating modes of thermal waste treatment, market factors, investment and operational costs and revenues (with exemplary calculations).
  • In addition, you will get 12-month free access to our WtE database. Find detailed data on all plants and projects, including capacity, status, start of operation, technology, flue gas cleaning, manufacturer and operator, and more. Current projects are described within the scope of a project tracker. All these data are updated on a weekly basis.
  • Additionally, these data can be purchased as MS Excel file.


The study is available from 4,200.- EUR plus VAT. Readers of our w&b Monitor will receive a discount starting from 600.- EUR. Further discounts are available with a subscription. You can also subscribe to the study in combination with our market report Biomass to Power, starting at 5,600.- EUR plus VAT.



Richard Mertens
ecoprog GmbH
Tel. +49 221 788 03 88- 13


The market for thermal treatment and energetic recovery of residual and other types of solid waste is growing continuously. Increasing waste amounts, shrinking landfill spaces in agglomerations and higher ecological standards stimulate this growth throughout the world.

Today, around 2,500 WtE plants are active worldwide. They have a disposal capacity of around 420 million tons of waste per year. Only in 2020, 104 new thermal treatment plants have been installed with a total treatment capacity of more than 34.8 million tpy. We estimate nearly 3,000 plants with a capacity of more than 650 million tpy to be operational by 2030.