The biological treatment technologies market size is projected to be worth USD 4,161.2 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period (2022–2030).
Biowaste represents a significant component of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Biowaste can be considered a mixture of similar proportions of kitchen and garden waste from households. According to the definition in the EU’s Waste Framework Directive, biowaste means “biodegradable garden and park waste, food and kitchen waste from households, restaurants, caterers and retail premises, and comparable waste from food processing plants.”
COVID-19 Impact on the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market:
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on global tourism and air travel as people have been homebound. Closed destinations and hotels and restrictions on travel, outdoor recreational activities, and camping will impact travel and tourism.
The outbreak in countries around the world has resulted in a sharp drop in demand for biological treatment technologies due to the closure of industries and offices, as well as a slowdown in the supply of products and raw materials due to lockdown restrictions, which has had a significant negative impact on the biological treatment industries.
Biological Treatment Technologies Market Dynamics
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is waste collected by or on behalf of a local authority. It comprises mostly household waste, and it may include some commercial and industrial wastes. The quantity of MSW has risen year on year, presenting a growing problem for local authorities, particularly as legislation. At present more than 62% of all MSW generated in England is disposed of in landfills. The governments of most countries are planning to use alternative waste management options for dealing with MSW to limit the residual amount left for disposal in landfills. These factors are driving the growth of the biological treatment technologies market in municipal solid waste management. Some of the biological treatment technologies have already been used in the UK for source segregated waste, for green garden waste, food waste, and in other industries such as sewage sludge treatment and agriculture.
The cost of setting up and maintaining biological treatment equipment is quite high, which is stifling the market's growth. The key issues and challenges include lack of collection and segregation at source, scarcity of land, dumping of e-waste, lack of awareness, etc. Simple dumping of mixed waste is the practice followed practically everywhere and especially in the developing countries as they cannot mobilize financial resources for applying expensive technology propounded by the developed countries. The general lack of critical thinking in relation to solid waste systems is often a barrier to innovative solutions. In developed countries, the intellectual framework for understanding the relationships between consumption, disposal, recycling, industrial activity, and natural resource exploitation is adequate. Staff incompetence and lack of interest often play a role in inhibiting the growth of the biological treatment technologies market.
Rising investments in R&D from key players and technological advancements in biological treatments offer lucrative opportunities for the market's growth during the forecast period. Manufacturers of biological treatment systems are projected to benefit from advancements in biological treatment technology in the near future. Due to growing environmental concerns and increased activities surrounding solid waste management, the natural processes used by biological treatment solution provider helps in the decomposition of organic contaminants. Moreover, customers are focusing more on eco-friendly technologies and services. They have become more selective while choosing the service provider based on their environmental footprint. The companies are also addressing some of the world's most pressing sustainability challenges, including solid waste management and climate change. These factors are stimulating the growth of the global biological treatment technologies market.
Biological Treatment Technologies Market Supply Chain Analysis
Raw material quality influences biological treatment technologies, as their operation depends entirely on the component quality. The biological treatment technologies market consists of both categories of companies, who manufacture and those who provide a wide range of biological treatment technologies products. Manufacturers initiate the process by designing the solutions based on the requirements of the process. At this stage, manufacturers often coordinate with the clients to suit their requirements and working conditions. This stage is crucial, where most of the time, the product is custom made and is impacted by the specific requirement from the client, such as size/length, material, and application where it is used.
Distribution includes stages, where the final products are stored and are later transported. The final products produced by the company are sent across various distribution channels for sale. Moreover, the products manufactured are marketed, and the company often relies on their distribution centers, which have been set up in various regions. The product is made available to the final consumers through a lengthy supply chain comprising various organized and unorganized retail outlets. Biological treatment technologies are chosen based on the specific requirements of the end users and projects, including specific technologies.
Biological Treatment Technologies Market Segmentation
Based on treatment:
Composting, vermicomposting, black soldier fly treatment, anerobic digestion and fermentation are the segments base on technology of the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market. The anerobic digestion segment is expected to dominate the market share during the forecast period. Composting segment is the second largest segment of the global biological treatment technologies market.
Based on application:
Residential, commercial, and industrial are the segments based on the application of the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market. The industrial sector segment holds the largest market share during the forecast period followed by the commercial segment.
Based on capacity:
0-50 Kg/day, 50-100 kg/day, 101-300 kg/day, 301-500 kg/day and 500-100kg/day are the segments based on the capacity of the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market. The 101-300 kg/day segment is anticipated to have the largest market share in the forecast period.
Based on treatment site:
On-site and off-site are the segments based on the treatment site of Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market. The biological treatment technologies market is dominated by the off-site segment. Biodegradation, incineration, and excavation with off-site disposal are all common treatment options for nonhalogenated SVOCs in soil, sediment, and sludge. Many sites have done considerable excavation, extraction, and off-site disposal of contaminated soil (with or without stabilization) to a landfill.
Biological Treatment Technologies Market Regional Analysis
The regions are classified as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. North America hosts the largest base of water utilities in commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential with water and wastewater treatment infrastructure and services. The revolutionary Attached Growth Airlift Reactor (AGAR) removes a large amount of BOD (Biochemical oxygen demand) while also removing a lot of nitrogen. The method can be used to extend or modify existing wastewater treatment plants, as well as to treat biodegradable industrial wastewater efficiently in a limited space. The AGAR process combines fixed-film and suspended growth technologies with airlift hydraulics to produce a highly efficient and cost-effective technology.
Europe is the second largest market for biological treatment technologies market after North America. MBT (Mechanical biological treatment) is a waste treatment process that has been used for a long time in Germany. The development of these technologies has been fueled by regulatory constraints on landfill space, the hunt for alternatives to incineration, and rising landfill disposal prices. Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are the largest European markets for established MBT plants, with others such as the UK rising rapidly. Furthermore, this MBT technique is being used in countries outside of Europe.
Biological Treatment Technologies Market Competitive Landscape
The global biological treatment technologies market consists of various global and regional service providers continuously evolving to enhance their market position. The manufacturers of biological treatment technologies need to provide products per industry and customer needs while offering advanced technologies to maintain their market positions and gain a competitive advantage. Vendors in the global market are focusing on improving their technologies, upgrading products, and expanding into underdeveloped and developing economies.
List of Key Companies covered in the report:
Biological Treatment Technologies Market Report Overview:
The Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market is segmented based on treatment, application, capacity, and treatment site in this report. The report is focused on various analytical aspects such as market dynamics, Supply chain analysis, Porter’s five forces, competitive landscape, recent developments and company profiles. The insights in this report, comprise, discuss views and predict the emerging and fast-growing segments, regions, and countries with potential of development in the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market.
By treatment site:
Objectives of the Study
|Market Size||2030: USD 4,161.2 Million|
|Historical Data||2019 & 2020|
|Forecast Units||Value (USD Million)|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends|
|Segments Covered||Treatment, Application, Capacity and Treatment site|
|Geographies Covered||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America|
|Key Vendors||BIFFA Plc. (Buckinghamshire), BioCoTech AS (Bergen), Global Composting Solutions Ltd (New Zealand), Closed Loop Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd (Australia), Evoqua Water Technologies (US), Alfa-Therm Limited (India), Supreme International Limited (Alberta), Scarab International (US), Ecolab Inc. (US), Alfa Laval (Sweden), Samco Technologies Inc. (US), DAS Environmental Expert GmBH (Germany), Pentair PLC (US), FlotLife (Latvia), Togo HB (China)|
|Key Market Opportunities||Rising R&D investments and technological advancements in treatment technology|
|Key Market Drivers||Growing government initiative for waste management Private and decentralized organizations’ initiatives for waste management Rising concern about municipal solid waste treatment|
The Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market would register a growth of ~5.4% during the forecast period.
High capital, maintenance, and high operation coast for skilled workers is a key restraining factor for the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market
North America would enjoy the upper hand in the Global Biological Treatment Technologies Market