Innovative Opportunities in Upcycling Waste to Resources


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- The latest global activities in waste upcycling
- Nine dimensions of waste upcycling technologies and insights on the roadmap and penetration prospects of these technologies
- An overview of the anticipated value chain after five years in this technology domain

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Innovative Opportunities in Upcycling Waste to Resources

  1. 1. Innovative Opportunities in Upcycling Waste to Resources Innovations to generate value out of wastes Abhisek Ghosh, Research Analyst Technical Insights November 13th, 2013 © 2012 Frost & Sullivan. All rights reserved. This document contains highly confidential information and is the sole property of Frost & Sullivan. No part of it may be circulated, quoted, copied or otherwise reproduced without the written approval of Frost & Sullivan.
  2. 2. Today’s Presenter Abhisek Ghosh, Research Analyst Frost & Sullivan Follow me on: •Expertise in emerging technologies in the Clean and Green Environment industry segment ( Water and waste water treatment technologies, Advanced Air pollution control technologies and Solid waste management) •Years of experience: More than 3 years of experience in Market research, Consulting and Manufacturing 2
  3. 3. Focus Points Highlight the latest global activities in waste upcycling domain. Discuss the nine dimensions of waste upcycling technologies and will provide insights on the roadmap and penetration prospects of these technologies Provide an overview of the anticipated value chain after 5 years in this technology domain. 3
  4. 4. Poll Question By 2020, approximately what percentage of UK’s total energy demand can be met by energy produced from residual domestic and industrial waste? • • • • Less than 5 percent 5 percent – 10 percent 10 percent -15 percent More than 15 percent 4
  5. 5. Technology Overview Waste Upcycling Definition Converting waste materials into new products of higher value Major Technologies Pyrolysis, waste gasification, plasma gasification, anaerobic digestion, and so on Benefits Sustainable waste management, waste minimization, regeneration of valuable materials and products, energy-efficient and economical waste treatment, reduction in effort and cost for waste disposal, generating revenue from wastes 5
  6. 6. Present Trends Plastic waste upcycling High-grade Plastics Diesel Heat Electricity High-grade Paper Boards Fertilizer Compost Energy Biowaste upcycling Waste-toEnergy E-waste upcycling Paper waste upcycling Glass waste upcycling Mosaics Jewelry High-grade Glass 6
  7. 7. Potential Challenges in Wide-scale Technology Penetration Challenges Short Medium Long Lack of continuous supply of waste Lack of commercially available cost and energy efficient technologies Co-generation of toxic and hazardous substances Lack of market acceptability of the upcycled products Impact High Medium Low 7
  8. 8. The ‘Nine’ Dimensions that Power Technology Evaluation Commercialization and wide-scale adoption Market prospects Year of Impact Stakeholders involved in innovation Size of Innovation Ecosystem Technology convergence across clusters Potential Points Of Convergence Technology adoption across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific Market Potential Global Footprint Technology Evaluation Dimensions Megatrend Impact IP Intensity Total patent filings / granted patents in that technology Funding Breadth Of Industries Impact on megatrends Funds associated with technology development and penetration within the domain Number of industries impacted 8
  9. 9. Year of Impact Development and adoption of waste-toenergy technologies at wide scale Innovations Energy and costefficient waste upcycling technology development and early commercialization Mass adoption of waste upcycling technologies Development of processes and approaches to enable wide varieties of wastes for upcycling Year of Impact Development and adoption of simple and inexpensive, but effective waste upcycling technologies 2013 2014 2018 2020 9
  10. 10. Market Potential Technology Deployment and Application Roadmap R&D and early commercialization 2012 Convergence with nanotechnology for better sustainability Commercialization at wide scale 2013 2015 2020 Source: Frost & Sullivan. 10
  11. 11. IP Analysis Top Countries Patent publishing trends 11
  12. 12. Technology Development and Adoption Footprint EUROPE • UK – High • Germany – High • Denmark - High • Sweden – Medium • France – Medium ASIA PACIFIC • • • • • China – High Japan – High Korea – High India – High Australia – Medium North America • USA – High • Canada – Medium Technology Development Funding High Medium Low 12
  13. 13. Technology Convergence, Breadth of Industries and Innovation Opportunities 3 1 2 3 4 4 1 2 2 1 3 2020 2018 2016 2014 Waste Upcycling 2012 2012 2014 2016 2018 1 Environment and Building technologies 1 Liquid fuel from solid waste 1 Solid Waste Treatment 2 Energy and Power systems 2 Electricity from solid waste 3 Automation and transportation 3 Alternative Feedstock For Chemicals and Fuels Waste-to-Energy 4 Chemicals, Materials and Food Transportation fuel from plastic waste High grade pure organic fertilizer 2 1 3 1 2020 4 13
  14. 14. Mega Trend Impact MEGA TRENDS Mega trends are transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far-reaching impact on businesses, societies, economies, cultures, and personal lives. Mega Trend Impact Rating 3 2 1 4 Innovating to Zero 4.5 5 0 Waste Upcycling 3 2 1 Future Global Power Generation 4 4 5 0 3 2 Smart Infrastructure 1 4 4 0 5 14
  15. 15. Innovation Ecosystem •European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) of Aston University •University of Southern Denmark. •University of Vermont, USA Academia Research Labs Innovation Ecosystem Corporates Funding Bodies Regulators/ Associations/Standardiz ation bodies •The Waste to Energy (W2E) Laboratory •Sandia National laboratories Biomax Technologies Pte Ltd., Singapore Cool Planet Energy Systems, USA JBI Inc, USA ECO Plastics Ltd, UK EnergyFunding123 WPP energy corp. The American Chemical Society Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants Environmental protection Agency of USA 15
  16. 16. Conclusion In North America (NA) and Europe (EU), intense waste upcycling activities can be witnessed presently. The movements are mainly initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Commission. Waste upcycling activities in Asian countries have just started picking up and the pace is expected to match the NA and EU regions by 2018. Heavy funding and incentives are provided for waste upcycling technology development and implementation in the NA and EU regions by government authorities. Waste-to-energy technologies show immense potential to address the global energy depletion problem while ensuring a sustainable future. It is expected that by 2018 waste upcycling technologies will be adopted at mass-scale globally. 16
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  20. 20. For Additional Information Liz Clark Corporate Communications Energy & Environment (210) 477-8483 Abhisek Ghosh Research Analyst Technical Insights +91-33-6627-3348 Vedavalli Rangan Research Director Technical Insights +91 44 61604100 Nicolas Votano Sales Director Technical Insights (212) 402-1813 20