CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The waste-to-energy concept is rapidly emerging as an important component of integrated waste management strategies and has positive growth prospects. However, due to the low cost of electricity and high capital investment required in waste-to-energy plants, the incentives for utilising energy generated from waste are moderately limited.
New analysis from Frost Sullivan (http://www.environmental.frost.com), South African Waste-to-Energy Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $65.2 million in 2007 and estimates to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 10.5 percent between 2007 and 2014.
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The rapid decline in the space for landfill sites and the increasing volumes of waste material have driven many countries to develop more cost-effective and sustainable solutions to tackle waste, says Frost Sullivan Research Analyst Derrick Chikanga. Waste-to-energy generation can play a pivotal role in alleviating the pressure on landfills and the disposal of any waste material that is not recyclable in South Africa.
Limited landfill space within an economic haul distance has made alternative waste treatment methods imperative, especially as people are strongly against landfill sites being located close to their homes.
The biggest challenge for companies entering the waste-to-energy market is the resistance they are likely to face from local communities. Most communities in South Africa are opposed to having a plant located near their settlement. The key concerns for communities are the effects of emissions on public health, the odour and pollution associated with transporting waste for incineration.
Environmentalists are strongly against the incineration of any waste material, explains Chikanga. Concerns over emissions and ash disposal are key aspects that are frequently pointed out by environmental groups.
The ability to provide technology that is environmentally friendly and safe to operate is essential for companies that come under increased public scrutiny. Financial stability, strength and guarantees are important in acquiring such technology in this market.
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