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Landfill Gas Market Research Report Information By Application (Direct Use and Upgraded), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/E&P/8568-HCR | 155 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| May 2024

Landfill Gas Market Overview:

The global Landfill Gas Market Size was valued at USD 2.2 Billion in 2023. The Landfill Gas market industry is projected to grow from USD 2.38 Billion in 2024 to USD 4.2 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.37% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Since landfill gas contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, growing environmental awareness and the demand for sustainable waste management solutions drive the market. Government policies and incentives to cut carbon emissions also encourage using landfill gas as a renewable energy source, boosting industry expansion. These are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.

Landfill Gas Market Overview1

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

July 2023- Scatec ASA has disclosed that it has closed on financing for three solar photovoltaic projects in South Africa with a joint capacity of nearly 273 MW, paving the way for construction to launch in the first quarter of 2024. The P.V. projects, granted through the fifth bid window of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2021, have a joint worth of USD 270 million. The REIPPPP refers to an arrangement of swelling electricity generation in South Africa with private sector investment in renewable energy technology such as small hydropower (less than 40 M.W.), solar P.V., biomass, concentrated solar, landfill gas, onshore wind power, and biogas. Norway-based Scatec ASA, formerly called Scatec Solar ASA, authorized power purchase and deployment agreements for Grootfontein PV 1, Grootfontein PV 3, and Grootfontein PV 2, all situated in Western Cape, in December 2022. It is predicted the three solar plants will assist South Africa in removing a projected 630,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. The company has nearly 51% stake in the projects while H1 Holdings, its South Africa Black Economic Empowerment partner, holds 46.5%, with Community Trust taking up the lasting 2.5%.June 2023- Environmental and advocacy groups directed by the Environmental Integrity Project have petitioned the U.S. EPAfor better guidelines over methane pollution from MSW landfills. The groups intend the EPA to develop supplies for gas collection systems at landfills and enforce accurate supplies for directly measuring methane. They also support composting and waste decrease plans for further methane reduction.July 2023- A global expert in the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) from landfills, Waga Energy, and a regional solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company in the US, Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (CWST), contracted an agreement on 10 July to build RNG projects at three CWST landfills.

Landfill Gas Market Trends

  • Growing environmental awareness and emphasis on sustainable waste management to drive market growth

Market CAGR influencing the landfill gas market is the emphasis on sustainable waste management and rising environmental awareness. This motivator stems from the growing awareness of landfill gas's harmful effects on the environment and human health and the demand for efficient waste management solutions. Methane and carbon dioxide, two powerful greenhouse gases contributing to climate change, comprise most landfill gas. In landfills, organic waste breaks down and releases methane as a byproduct. Methane is a serious worry for environmentalists and policymakers because it has a much higher potential to cause global warming than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas is thought to account for about 3% of all methane emissions worldwide.

The negative impacts of landfill gas go beyond the production of greenhouse gases. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), which can hurt air quality and human health, are also in the gas. These pollutants have the potential to worsen cardiovascular and respiratory conditions as well as contribute to smog production. There is a growing need for sustainable waste management strategies that effectively reduce the discharge of landfill gas into the atmosphere as public awareness of these environmental and health effects rises. People are searching for eco-friendly options and becoming more aware of the need to lower their carbon footprint. This awareness encourages people, groups, and organizations to adopt behaviors that reduce waste production and increase recycling and composting activities. Many waste management solutions are being implemented to lessen the amount of organic waste delivered to landfills in response to this rising need. The creation of systems for the collection and use of landfill gas is one such approach. Gas collecting wells and pipes are put in place to capture the gas rather than letting it escape into the atmosphere. The gas that has been captured can then be utilized as a useful resource. There is a lot of interest in using landfill gas as a renewable energy source. Processes like combustion, gasification, or anaerobic digestion can turn methane into heat or power. This energy can be utilized locally to run the landfill operations or supplied into the grid to increase overall energy. Utilizing landfill gas not only encourages energy independence and diversification of the energy mix but also aids in lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

The expansion of the landfill gas market has also been supported by improvements in gas treatment technologies and the implementation of regulations. Gas is cleaned of pollutants using technologies like gas scrubbers and condensers, ensuring its cleanliness for usage. Governments and regulatory agencies have established strict rules and reduction objectives in response to their recognition of the significance of reducing landfill gas emissions. The implementation of landfill gas management projects may occasionally be encouraged with the help of financial incentives and subsidies. Thus, driving the Landfill Gas market revenue.

Landfill Gas Market Segment Insights:

Landfill Gas Application Insights

The global Landfill Gas market segmentation, based on application, includes direct use and upgraded.  The most popular product among those connected to the landfill gas business is "Direct Use." Direct Use is the term used to describe landfill gas use without significant processing or upgrading. With this technique, the gas that has been captured is often cleaned to remove contaminants before being used right away for on-site applications. This may entail producing heat or power for the landfill's internal operations or providing energy to surrounding buildings. Direct Use is well-liked since it is straightforward, economical, and immediately provides energy from landfill gas.

Figure 1: Global Landfill Gas Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Global Landfill Gas Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Landfill Gas Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Regarding landfill gas utilization, North America has been at the forefront and has seen rapid expansion. The area has long-standing waste management procedures, strict environmental laws, and a focus on renewable energy sources. The abundance of landfills in North America also presents numerous options for collecting and using landfill gas. These elements have helped to make North America a market leader for landfill gas.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Global Landfill Gas Market Share By Region 2022 (Usd Billion)

Global Landfill Gas Market Share By Region 2022

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Landfill Gas market accounts for the second-largest market share. Due to its strict environmental restrictions, emphasis on renewable energy, and adoption of cutting-edge waste management techniques, Europe is the second region widely recognized for the landfill gas industry. Further, the German Landfill Gas market held the largest market share, and the UK Landfill Gas market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The Asia Pacific Landfill Gas Market is expected to grow fastest from 2023 to 2032. The Asia Pacific is the third area widely acknowledged for the landfill gas industry, driven by rising industrialization, urbanization, and a growing emphasis on environmentally friendly waste management techniques in nations like China, India, and Japan. Moreover, China’s Landfill Gas market held the largest market share, and the Indian Landfill Gas market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Landfill Gas Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players will invest heavily within their market within their R&D departments to produce a viable solution. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Prominent leaders in the Landfill Gas industry are expected to widen their product portfolio to cater to a wider consumer base.

Furthermore, the global Landfill Gas industry is expected to invest heavily in its sales and marketing strategies. Furthermore, the global players in the Landfill Gas industry will pool their resources to increase their output. Major players in the Landfill Gas market, including Waste Management Inc, Covanta Holding Corporation, Veolia Environment S.A., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

The American manufacturing company Kohler Co. Inc. is well known worldwide for producing various cutting-edge goods and services for the kitchen and bathroom, as well as power systems and hospitality services. With a long history of more than 150 years, Kohler has made a name for itself as a pioneer in design, technology, and sustainability, providing great quality and client satisfaction. The business, which has its headquarters in Kohler, Wisconsin, was established in 1873 and now serves clients in more than 50 nations. The range of products offered by Kohler includes sinks, faucets, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and other bathroom fixtures, sinks, faucets, and accessories for the kitchen. The business is well known for its innovative designs that increase the user experience by fusing durability, practicality, and aesthetics. The company's dedication to cutting-edge engineering and innovation is one of Kohler's outstanding advantages. By creating ground-breaking solutions that rethink industry norms, the firm continuously pushes the limits of design and technology. To satisfy consumers' changing demands and interests, Kohler's products combine the most recent technological breakthroughs, such as touchless and smart technology, water-saving features, and customized options.

Waste Management Inc. is a top supplier of waste management and environmental services in North America. Thanks to a strong dedication to sustainability, innovation, and client satisfaction, Waste Management has established itself as a dependable industry leader for more than five decades. Waste Management, established in 1968 and has its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, runs a vast network of facilities for garbage collection, disposal, recycling, and renewable energy across the United States and Canada. The business assists residential, business, industrial, and municipal clients in managing and reducing trash in an eco-friendly manner by providing a wide range of services. Solid trash collection, landfill operations, recycling, and resource recovery are among trash Management's primary services. The business offers dependable rubbish collection services that are both effective and efficient. The company uses cutting-edge technology and optimal routes to ensure prompt and efficient waste disposal. Waste Management's landfill operations follow strict environmental regulations and employ cutting-edge engineering and containment techniques to reduce their negative environmental effects.

Key Companies in the Landfill Gas market include

  • Waste Management Inc

  • Covanta Holding Corporation

  • Veolia Environment S.A.

  • Pennon Group Plc


  • Kohler Co. Inc.

  • Aria Energy Corp

  • AFCO Energy Inc.

  • Granite Acquisition Inc.

  • Landfill Systems Ltd.

  • Vectren Corporation

  • Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co. Ltd.

Landfill Gas Market Segmentation:

Landfill Gas Application Outlook

  • Direct Use

  • Upgraded

Landfill Gas Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 2.2 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 2.38 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 4.2 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.37% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Waste Management Inc, Covanta Holding Corporation, Veolia Environment S.A., Pennon Group Plc, SUEZ SA, Kohler Co. Inc., Aria Energy Corp, AFCO Energy Inc., Granite Acquisition Inc., Landfill Systems Ltd., Vectren Corporation, and Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co. Ltd.
Key Market Opportunities Growing environmental awareness and emphasis on sustainable waste management
Key Market Dynamics Government regulations and incentives promoting the use of landfill gas as a renewable energy source

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global Landfill Gas market size was valued at USD 2.2 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.37% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Waste Management Inc, Covanta Holding Corporation, Veolia Environment S.A., Pennon Group Plc, SUEZ SA, and Kohler Co. Inc.

Direct use had the largest share in the global market.

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