Waste To Fuel Technology Market Size To Hit USD 4.90 Bn By 2032

Published Date : 04 Jan 2023

The global waste to fuel technology market size is expected to hit around USD 4.90 billion by 2032 from USD 382 million in 2022 with a CAGR of 29.10% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2032.

The demand for fuel in recent years has tremendous growth pertaining to Rapid urbanization the use of vehicles and electricity has increased fourfold. The use of waste materials for the production of this fuel has shown the market a hope to safeguard nonrenewable sources of energy and fossil fuels. Going to the increased use of electrical gadgets in the cities due to the shift to the modern lifestyle the use of electricity has increased to a great extent. This growing need is served by this waste-to-fuel technology.

Waste to Fuel Technology Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 492 Million
Market Size by 2032 USD 4.90 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 29.10%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Fastest Growing Market Europe
Segments Covered By Product, By Type and By End-Use
Regions Covered  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Report Highlights

  • By technology, the pyrolysis technology segment is expected to have a larger market share in terms of revenue during the forecast period. Different types of fuels can be generated with the help of this technology which makes use of plastic for the generation of fuel. With the use of this technology, solid residue biofuel and synthetic gas is obtained. Apart from this technology, the gasification segment is also expected to grow well. This technology converts organic material to different types of gases. One of the gases obtained during the use of this technology is hydrogen and the demand for hydrogen across the globe is growing. 
  • By source the municipal solid waste segment is expected to dominate the market as a large amount of waste is generated which could be used for production for usage in household and municipal sectors.
  • The fuel obtained in the form of liquid is expected to have the largest market growth as due to the use of plastic for generating fuel a huge amount of liquid fuel is generated. In order to obtain high-quality product sustainability many manufacturers are focusing on the use of plastic for the generation of fuel. The liquid fuel obtained through plastic waste is sustainable and good quality and hence the popularity of this segment is expected to grow during the forecast period. 

Regional Snapshots

The Asia Pacific market dominated this sector owing to the rapid increase in industrialization and the growing number of manufacturers. This led to an increased demand of fuel for the functioning of these industries. The shift to the urban lifestyle of the people residing in these regions also has boosted the market for fuel owing to the increased number of private vehicles. Europe proved to be the second fastest-growing market for the fuel sector owing to the rapid increase in manufacturers and industries. The massive population in countries such as China and India has boosted the market for a few sectors.

Market Dynamics


The rapid increase in the population of the countries like China and India has increased the demand for fuels. The consumption of energy resources such as electricity, cooking gas, natural gas, and other fuels has increased to a great extent. Rapid urbanization and industrialization of developing nations have also increased the demand of energy resources. 

The high amount of plastic waste produced by these developing nations as well as the developed nations such as North America has proved to be a driving force for the production of high amounts of energy and fuels. Furthermore, the conversion of waste matter into fuels benefits the world ecologically and helps to manage and reduce pollution. The rising demand of renewable sources of energy has given rise to this market of waste to fuel.


The requirement for heavy investment in order to set up a waste-to-fuel industry in the market may be hampered due to the lesser number of manufacturing units for the production of fuel from the waste materials. The lack of awareness among the various governments regarding the production of fuels and energy from waste materials has restricted the growth of the market to a great extent. 

The lack of initiative taken by the government bodies regarding the production of energy from waste has hindered the growth of renewable sources of energy and also led to increased use of energy produced from fossil fuels and natural gas, thus leading to greater use of carbon-emitting fuels to fulfill the requirements and demand of the increasing population. 


The rising need to safeguard the environment has driven the market of waste to fuel. Owing to the increase in the production of fuel made out of waste has helped to satisfy the need for energy up to a certain extent. However, the growing public awareness about the various effects of greenhouse gases has driven the market for the waste-to-fuel sector. 

The government rules and regulations which are supporting these advanced technologies prove to be an opportunity for the market to grow during the forecast period. The government is also granting various tax benefits to such businesses which again helps the market to boom in the near future.


The high cost associated with the entire setup of such advanced equipment and technology to produce fuel and energy is a challenging factor for the market. Due to this reason, the emergence of new plants and manufacturing units is hampered. The total cost of disposing of such huge quantities of waste material is also quite high, hence people often prefer to burn it off rather than process it. This too challenges the market growth pertaining to the huge wastage of the resources which can produce fuel. 

The outbreak of the pandemic disrupted the market pertaining to the frequent lockdowns and irregular transportation facilities available which led to a heavy waste of raw materials for the production of fuel. Additionally, due to the risk of infection, people preferred to burn away plastic and other waste materials instead of storing them for the purpose of storing and recycling. These multiple factors led to a decline in the market and challenged its growth during the forecast period.

Recent Developments

Nexus Fuel LLC along with Shell made a disclosure to provide 60,000 Tom's of pyrolysis liquid. This liquid will be produced out of waste plastic. From the Atlanta unit, ISCC Plus-certified products will be supplied by Nexus. This event took place in 2020.

By using film plastic and burnt old oil, Plastic2Oil has offered to produce and sale a limited supply of fuel. It has landed in an agreement with Veridisyn. Which had postponed the schedule by which Veridisyn was planning to execute the purchase orders to November 2018?

Key Market Players

  • C&G LTD.
  • SUEZ
  • CNIM

Market Segmentation

By Source

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Industrial
  • Others

By Depolymerization

  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification
  • Hydrogenation
  • Catalytic Degradation

By Fuel Type

  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • Gas

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