News | February 17, 2009

End-Of-Pipe Air Pollution Control Equipment Market In Europe To Reach $5.5B By 2015, According To New Report By Global Industry Analysts

San Jose, CA - Air pollution control (APC) equipment, a part of the environmental industry, is hugely impacted by government and the actions of green lobby groups to keep environmental issues at bay. The growing magnitude of air pollution has created a niggling worry over its impact on the ecology and human health, and has pushed national governments into taking initiatives designed to control the levels of air pollution. Among the industrial sources of pollution, the power industry ranks as a prime polluter provoking environmental regulatory bodies to tighten legislations governing emissions in this industry. The clampdown on power plants translates into greater opportunities for end-of-pipe APC equipments in this end-use application market. The EU member states have over the years implemented several policies designed to reduce emissions from power plants ranging from ceiling the limit of permissible emissions per plant to introducing emission taxes, and carbon credits, among others.

The end-of-pipe APC equipment market stands immensely benefited by the market's excessive dependence on regulations since it offers sustained market demand for "tackled on" APC equipments, which are predominantly end-of-the-pipe. This is primarily because pressure on compliance within a stipulated time frame leads plants to invest in end-of-pipe technologies as a last resort, as against integrated pollution control measures, which require greater investments, and longer implementation time. Although APC possesses strong potential for further growth, industry players fear that disrupting plans for new construction of coal-fired born out of imposition of carbon taxes will lead to a decline in value sales. Contrary to the belief, carbon taxes are expected to benefit the market by eliciting increasing number of upgradations of coal fired plants.

End-of-Pipe Air Pollution Control Equipment market in Western Europe is expected to steadily increase between the period 2009 through 2015, as stated by the recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Market for APC equipment flaunt the potential to wax at a healthy rate during 2006-2015 in Central and Eastern Europe primarily due to the larger number of coal fired power plants in this region in comparison to Western Europe.

Developments in air pollution prevention strategies are likely to displace conventional use of end-of-the- pipe pollution control equipment, which are traditionally expensive. Given the expensive penalty to be paid for higher emissions, plants are expected to invariably cut pollution at its cheapest point by adopting suitable air pollution prevention strategies, and solutions. This thereby will open up opportunities for mitigation-at-source technologies. In addition to environmental performance, air pollution prevention technologies in this regard have the added advantage of being economical in the long run in comparison with end-of-pipe technologies.

Key players dominating the European End-of-Pipe Air Pollution Control Equipment market include AAF International, ALSTOM SA, A-TEC Industries AG, AE&E Lentjes GmbH, Balcke Duerr Gmbh, Clyde Bergemann EEC, Donaldson Company Inc, EWK Umwelttechnik Gmbh, Energomontaz-Polundine SA, Fabryka Elektrofiltrow "Elwo" S.A., Impregilo Group, Fisia Babcock Environment Gmbh, FLSmidth Airtech Company, Foster Wheeler Ltd, Fujian Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., Haldor Topsoe A/S, Hamon Group, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Hosokawa Micron Group, Johnson Matthey, Mitusi Mining Company Limited, Polimex-Mostostal SA, Rafako SA, Termokimik Corporation, Wahlco Inc, ZVVZ a.s., and ZVVZ-Enven Engineering, a.s, among others.

The report titled "End-of-Pipe Air Pollution Control Equipment: A European Market Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, regulatory environment, product overview, key market trends, product introductions/innovations, profiles of major players, and recent industry activity. The report analyzes market data and provides analytics in value sales for European End-of-Pipe Air Pollution Control Equipment market in power plants. The study also analyzes European End-of-Pipe Air Pollution Control Equipment by the following regional markets - Western Europe and Central & Eastern Europe.

SOURCE: Global Industry Analysts, Inc.