Covanta, Clean Energy launch CNG partnership

New Jersey-based energy-from-waste management company Covanta Energy Corp. announced a partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to develop compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at Covanta locations, beginning this month at Covanta’s Newark, N.J., facility.

The two said they would “…work together to identify Covanta sites on which to construct CNG stations” that will fuel at least 30 trucks per day and will be accessible to the public. The two companies are currently evaluating Covanta sites throughout the country to build additional CNG stations.

Covanta operates 44 waste-to-energy facilities and 13 trash transfer stations.

“Covanta Energy is pleased to partner with Clean Energy and help in the conversion of refuse trucks to cleaner, more efficient technologies like natural gas powered vehicles,” said Joey Neuhoff, Covanta’s vice president of business development.

The Newark site processes about 2,800 tons of waste daily, which generates 65 megawatts of power.

“For years, Covanta has been an innovative leader in providing clean, renewable energy to the communities they serve,” said Raymond Burke, vice president for solid waste at Clean Energy, Seal Beach, Calif.

Covanta Energy is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, while Clean Energy Fuels is North America’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation.

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