ecoprog GmbH

Waste to Energy 2020/2021

The leading standard reference in the WtE sector. The updated 13th edition includes:

  • A detailed and comprehensive forecast of the global market development by country until 2029, including an evaluation of the annual new constructions and extensions, capacities, decommissionings and investment volumes.
  • An overview of more than 2,500 waste treatment plants as well as more than 1,300 planned projects worldwide.
  • An analysis of different treatment technologies as well as a description and market shares of all important operators and technology providers.
  • An explanation of the backgrounds and operating modes of thermal waste treatment, furthermore an overview of market factors, investment and operational costs and revenues (with exemplary calculations).
  • In addition, all purchasers of the study will receive access to our WtE database for one year. This is where detailed data on the plants and projects is available, related to, for instance, capacity, status, start of operation, technology, flue gas cleaning, plant manufacturer and operator. Current projects are described within the scope of a project tracker. All these data are updated on a weekly basis.
  • Additionally, these detailed data can be purchased as MS Excel file.


The study is available in English language starting from 4,200.- EUR plus VAT. Customers of our w&b Monitor will receive a discount starting from 600.- EUR. Further price reductions are possible within the context of a regular subscription.


Johannes Eich
ecoprog GmbH
Tel. +49 221 788 03 88- 17



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 400 million tons of waste per year. Only in 2019,  83 new thermal treatment plants have been installed with a total treatment capacity of more than 29.8 million tpy. We estimate nearly 2,700 plants with a capacity of more than 550 million tpy to be operational by 2029.