Six new trends of MSW incineration in China
From January to December in 2021, a total of 69 MSW incineration projects were newly won in China. The 69 MSW incineration projects designated in 2021 increased the cumulative processing scale by 57,500 tonnes/day, which decreased for two consecutive years compared with 127,000 tonnes/day in 2020 and 74,300 tonnes/day in 2021, decreasing by 70,000 tonnes/day (54.72%) and 16,800 tonnes/day (22.61%), respectively.
Although the newly added waste incineration market shows its weakness compared to the past prosperous years, indicating the reduction of projects available for bidding shortly, some speeches were delivered by prominent leaders from the MSW incineration area in 2021 optimism in the new trend development of MSW incineration. "Six trends" of the MSW incineration industry can be summarized as follows:
1. First, the market of alteration and extension projects is expected to be carved up within three years.
2. Second, several leading corporations (e.g., China Everbright Environment Group Ltd, Shanghai SUS Environment Co. Ltd, Shenzhen Energy Environment Engineering Co. Ltd) will take up the market; localized investment operation becomes the optimum choice for the government, which raises the requirements of entrance for the new companies.
3. Third, "incineration +" synergetic disposal of various pollutants has become a trend to compensate for decreasing national subsidies.
4. Fourth, the overseas expansions of Chinese enterprises are expected to accelerate due to the mitigation of COVID-19.
5. Fifth, the process of selling off the project, annexation by larger companies may heat up because of the increasing operating costs of small companies.
6. Sixth, under the "carbon peak and neutrality" background, the enterprises can profit by selling the carbon credits through CCER transactions once the critical role of MSWI in carbon emission reduction gets authentication. Its principle is mainly that waste incineration avoids methane produced by landfills and incinerates biomass instead of fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Environmentalist Circle (http://www.envirunion.com/newsinfo-32945.html)