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Landfill Gas Market

Landfill Gas Market

Landfill Gas Market, Forecast, Trend, Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Landfill Gas Market

About the Report

Demand for renewable energy sources has been spiraling since the past decades, while rising environmental awareness has substantially catered to the growth of landfill gas suppliers around the globe.

Being highly efficient in maintaining environmental cleanliness and providing cost-effective solutions for natural power sources, the landfill gas industry is expected to experience further expansion over the coming years.

The revised edition of the landfill gas market study by Fact.MR elaborates key driving factors of the industry, and provides detailed insights on new trends, impact on COVID-19 on demand-supply trajectories, and scope for potential players during the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

After the unprecedented events of 2020, it has become important to capture the impact of COVID-19 and recalibrate our findings with the actual market scenario. The study also expands on the previous competitive landscape section, and readers will get to know the key strategies of established players as well as new entrants.

Historical Vs. Future Outlook on Landfill Gas Sales

Landfill gas has gained rapid traction in the past years owing to various advantages such as cost-effectiveness, efficient utilization of waste management solutions, reduction of harmful impact of greenhouse gas emissions, and others.

While demand for renewable power sources has become more prominent, increase in environmental awareness has further driven the sales of landfill gas during the last 5 years from 2016 to 2020, except for a temporary decline in 2020.

Landfill gas, being used in various direct and upgraded application segments, is subject to higher requirement over the coming years. Various initiatives and awareness campaigns by governmental and non-profit organizations regarding waste management and minimizing the effects of greenhouse and other toxic gases on the environment are fuelling the sales of suppliers.

According to Fact.MR, the global landfill gas market is anticipated to expand at over 5% CAGR through 2031, creating lucrative growth scope for key players.

How is Rising Growing Environmental Awareness Fuelling Sales of Landfill Gas?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), almost 2/3 of landfill waste is bio degradable, while the rest rots and decomposes, producing harmful gases such as carbon di-oxide and methane, which are both greenhouse gases and contribute to global warming.

Landfill gas not only prevents such negative impacts on the environment, but fulfils the requirement for natural and cost-effective power sources.

According to a report titled “Renewable Energy Statistic”, published by the European Commission (EC) on 15th February 2021, in 2019 renewable energy represented 19.7% of energy consumed in EU-27, only 0.3% short of the 2020 target of 20%.

As stated in the report, the share of energy from renewable sources used in transport activities in the EU-27 reached 8.9% in 2019, and is forecast to rise further, getting over the restraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the Key Challenges Faced by Landfill Gas Suppliers?

Landfill gas suppliers often face constraints that come in the way of its wider adoption, such as-

  • Landfills are partially responsible for change in climate. According to Conserve Energy Future Organization, one tonne of biodegradable waste can produce approximately 400-500 cubic meters of landfill gas
  • May contaminate soil and water
  • Methane lights up easily and may cause accidents

However, advantages of landfill gases are higher than these few disadvantages, and also explosions from landfill gases are not so common. Additionally, manufacturers and suppliers are focusing on minimizing these negative effects in order to widen their growth scope and overcome the restraints.

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Country-Wise Analysis

Why is Germany a Highly Lucrative Market for Landfill Gas?

Backed by highly developed manufacturing infrastructure and advanced waste management solutions launched by key players and governmental organizations, Germany is most sought-after in the world’s largest landfill gas industry - Europe.

According to a report titled “Municipal Waste Management in Germany”, published by the European Environment Agency, highly efficient schemes for packaging waste, bio-waste, and waste paper separately help in landfill management in Germany.

As stated in the report, for more than 20 years, Germany has had a strategy for diverting Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) from landfills and increasing recycling, while the Government of Germany committed itself to recover all municipal waste by 2020. Such schemes are indirectly catering to rising demand for landfill gas in Germany.

What’s Spurring Demand for Landfill Gas in the United States?

The United States landfill gas industry is gaining momentum and is predicted to remain the most lucrative in the world’s second-largest landfill gas industry - North America. Advancements in manufacturing sectors and several initiatives taken by governmental organizations for efficient waste management are bolstering the growth of landfill gas suppliers in the country.

According to a report titled “Municipal Solid Waste Landfills”, published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 6th January 2021, the revised criteria in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 258 addresses 7 major aspects of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF), which include-

  • Location restrictions
  • Composite liners requirement
  • Leachate collection & removal systems
  • Operating practices

As per the report, handling of landfills is of utmost importance, which, in turn, is boosting demand for landfill gas in the United States.

What’s Bolstering the Growth of Players in China?

China is the leading country in the world’s fastest-growing landfill gas industry - Asia Pacific - and is forecast to sustain its position throughout the forecast period. Driven by rise in environmental concerns and increase in investments in research & development (R&D) activities by key players, China is being targeted by landfill gas suppliers in order to increase their sales footprint.

As per a report titled “Landfill Gas Utilization”, published by the Environmental Protection Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, some of the top strategic landfills utilizing landfill gas for energy production in China are-

  • West New Territories Landfill
  • South East New Territories Landfill
  • North East New Territories Landfill

According to the report, landfill gases are being extensively used in China, and top usages include-

  • Generating electricity or use in on-site infrastructures such as offices, pumping stations, and maintenance workshops, to name a few
  • Powering leachate treatment facilities

This represents the growth scope for key players in China for landfill gas.

How are Landfill Gas Suppliers in India Gaining High Revenue Streams?

High requirement for natural power sources, growing need for efficient waste management, well-established manufacturing hubs, availability of sufficient raw material, and low labor cost are some of the factors driving the surge in demand for landfill gas in India.

As per data revealed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India, more than 55 million tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) are generated in urban areas of India annually, while it is estimated that, the amount of waste generated in India is predicted to increase at a rate of nearly 1.5% annually.

This points towards the rise in requirement for landfill management, which, in turn, denotes new opportunities awaiting landfill gas suppliers in the country.

Category-Wise Insights

Which Application of Landfill Gas is Boosting Market Growth?

According to Fact.MR, direct and upgraded usage of landfill gas is aiding the growth of suppliers around the world. Various direct uses of landfill gas are-

  • On site by any type of combustion system to generate heat
  • On site generation of electricity through the use of micro turbines, steam turbines, or fuel cells

These are projected to raise the revenue for landfill gas market players over the coming years.

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Competitive Landscape

The global landfill gas market is expanding steadily, while key players are coming across stronger competition. In order to remain in dominant positions, industry players are focusing on developing a wider variety of products and solutions, along with adopting strategic approaches to expand further.

For instance,

  • Aria Energy Corp announced an expansion of the Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project with Republic Services, Inc. at the County Line Landfill on 8th December 2020, in order to utilize the high potential of the global landfill gas industry.
  • Covanta Holding Corporation launched its new Waste-to-Energy Incineration Solutions while reaching an annual target of-
    • Reducing 21 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions
    • Continuously powering 1 million homes
    • Recycling 550,000 tons of metal

Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Oceania

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Veolia Environment S.A.
  • Pennon Group Plc.
  • Kohler Co., Inc.
  • Aria Energy Corp
  • Granite Acquisition, Inc.
  • Vectren Corporation
  • Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co., Ltd.

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecasts
  • Brand Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

Segmentation by Category


  • Direct Use
  • Upgraded
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania

Landfill Gas Market - Scope of Report

A recent revised study by Fact.MR on the landfill gas market offers a 10-year forecast from 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining market growth. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders and emerging players associated with landfill gas. The study also provides the dynamics that are responsible for influencing the future status of the market over the forecast period.

A detailed assessment of the value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report. A list of prominent companies operating in the landfill gas market, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including demand, product development, revenue generation, and sales of landfill gas across regions.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account sales during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative markets for landfill gas?
  • Which factors will impact demand for landfill gas?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the landfill gas market?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the landfill gas landscape?

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for landfill gas has been offered for each regional market, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the landfill gas market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters of the market.

This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases.

Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

Some of the top companies providing landfill gas are Waste Management, Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, SUEZ SA, and Vectren Corporation.

The United States, Germany, China, Japan, India, the United Kingdom, and a few others are lucrative markets for landfill gas, and are expected to dominate throughout the forecast period.

Presently, direct and upgraded usages are the most lucrative in terms of application, and are set to remain dominant over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

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