China has dominated the global market for the construction of new energy from waste (EfW) plants since the middle of the last decade. The People's Republic has consistently accounted for more than 80 per cent, and sometimes even come close to 90 per cent of annual contract awards for additional EfW capacity. However, the global market appears to have experienced a slight shift in the past two years. Europe where technology providers long struggled to acquire new business, has become much more active. The Swiss consulting firm Vaccani found that a total of 34 contracts covering around 29,000 tonnes per day (tpd) of thermal treatment capacity had been awarded in Europe in 2020 and 2021. By way of comparison, between 2012 and 2019 the annual average of newly awarded capacity stood at around just 7,600 tpd....
Worldwide study finds a strong upturn in activity on European EfW capacity market
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