100 billion yuan VOCs governance market to be opened up

In recent years, the introduction of a number of policies, regulations, standards, and technical specifications has provided opportunities for the development of China's VOCs (volatile organic compounds) control industry. The “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” will incorporate VOCs into the main constraint emission reduction targets, which will trigger the rapid development of VOCs governance industry. Some industry insiders predict that “under the strong pressure of the policy, VOCs governance market will usher in explosive growth during the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” period, and the market size is expected to exceed 150 billion yuan.” However, experts pointed out that the current reduction and control of volatile organic pollutants still face many difficulties. For example, the management system such as policies and regulations is not perfect, the level of governance and monitoring technologies is not high, and the lack of professionals, which seriously limits the detection of VOCs, the development of governance markets, and the development of the industry. What are the current status of VOCs detection and treatment industry? What are the new trends? Through what ways to promote the rapid development of the industry? This reporter recently interviewed industry experts and related business leaders. VOCs governance industry to grow The governance of enterprises is relatively small. A considerable part of the annual production value is under 30 million yuan. The business model is mainly to provide equipment, technical processes or drugs; the detection industry has developed, and some companies have started to increase their competitiveness through financing. It is understood that VOCs have a wide variety of types, many emission industries, and small and scattered emission sources. In addition to individual industries, the size of individual pollution sources is generally smaller and the output value is lower. "The China Environmental Protection Industry Association's Exhaust Gas Purification Committee has conducted surveys and statistics on more than 80 different types of enterprises. In 2014, only 8.9 of the company's output value exceeded 100 million yuan, and 30 companies had between 50 million and 100 million yuan. At the same time, most of the remaining enterprises have an annual production value of less than 50 million yuan, a considerable portion of which is less than 30 million yuan, said Yan Zhiqiang, deputy secretary-general of the China National Environmental Protection Industry Association’s exhaust gas purification committee and researcher of the PLA’s Chemical Defense Research Institute. He said that based on this calculation, the total output value of the country's VOCs treatment industry in 2014 should be more than 7 billion yuan, and the profit rate of enterprises is generally about 10% to 15%, which is slightly higher than dust removal, desulfurization and denitrification industries. Jiang Hao, chief engineer of Beijing Guoneng Zhongdian Energy-saving and Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., said that in their work, they found that the business model of VOCs governance is mainly to provide equipment, technical processes or drugs, and the contract amount is only a few hundred thousand yuan to several million yuan. . There are few engineering major projects like desulphurization and denitrification (including equipment procurement, design, installation, construction or operation, and the contract amount is 10 million yuan or even 100 million yuan). “From the current corporate situation, about half of the hundreds of companies engaged in VOCs governance in the country are newly registered in the last three or four years, or have been transferred from other industries such as dust removal, desulfurization, denitrification, and detection. It also includes some foreign companies and foreign companies' agents." Yan Zhiqiang introduced. In the investigation, they found that some companies that previously engaged in dust removal, desulfurization, and denitration industries that are now involved in VOCs governance have strong financial strength, rapid technological transformation, and rapid development. There are also some overseas enterprises that have entered China's VOCs governance market, relying on their technical advantages of having large-scale treatment engineering design experience, have a high starting point and rapid development, and have formed a great impact on domestic enterprises. The investigation also found that with the increase of environmental protection departments' supervision of VOC emissions, the VOCs testing market has developed rapidly, and enterprises engaged in VOCs testing instruments and testing services have developed rapidly. In addition, social capital has begun to enter the VOCs governance market, and some companies with strong technical capabilities have begun to increase their strength through financing and capital injection to enhance their market competitiveness. Technical specifications and standards system also need to make up the class It is necessary to formulate engineering specifications such as biological treatment processes and low-temperature plasma treatment processes, and there are no 20- to 30-item emission standards for major industries. "At present, China's VOCs governance policies and regulations and management system system is still not complete, affecting the rapid development of governance, it should be as soon as possible to improve the emission standard system and the management system." Yan Zhiqiang said. Zhai Zhiqiang said that the introduction of related systems, especially the implementation of the VOCs emissions charging system, has aroused widespread concern in the industry and will play a huge role in promoting the governance of VOCs. "The "Pilot Measures for Volatile Organics Pollutant Charges" needs to be further improved on the basis of the existing pilot industries. It is also necessary to establish a basic management system such as the emission reporting system as soon as possible." said Yan Zhiqiang. According to reports, there are many technical approaches and process routes involved in the treatment of VOCs. At present, only the Technical Specifications for Adsorption Process Industrial Organic Waste Gas Treatment Project and the Technical Specification for Catalytic Combustion Industrial Organic Waste Gas Treatment Project are being issued. Industrial Organic Waste Gas Treatment Engineering Technical Specification (RTO).

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