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28 Aug 2009 01:08:06

Europe leading EfW market

Europe leading EfW market
Europe represents the largest global market for energy-from-waste (EfW) power generation plants, it has been revealed.

According to a new study by analyst Frost & Sullivan, over 429 renewable energy power stations capable of deriving energy from rubbish were installed in 2008.

The development of the sector has been encouraged by the EU's drive to move away from landfills to more environmentally-friendly ways of disposing waste, the report suggested.

It estimated that the European EfW market was worth 3.10 billion euros (£2.7 billion) last year, but warned that delays in approving new projects are significantly restraining growth.

Karthikeyan Ravikumar, a research associate at Frost & Sullivan, said: "The most important driver for the waste-to-energy plants market in Europe has been the Landfill Directive and its waste diversion targets."

Through the directive, the EU hopes to prevent the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air as well as cutting down carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the health hazards posed by landfill.



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