Covanta Energy Corp. is developing with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the U.S. for waste and recycling trucks.
Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta said in a news release that each station will provide CNG for a minimum of 30 refuse trucks a day. Some of the sites will sell CNG to the public, depending on the location.
The first Clean Energy CNG station developed by Seal Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy at a Covanta facility will open at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J., later this month. The station will provide CNG fuel for waste and recycling trucks serving communities and businesses in the northern New Jersey and New York City area. The Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Newark processes about 2,800 tons of municipal and commercial solid waste per day into approximately 65 megawatts of electricity.
Clean Energy and Covanta will work together to identify Covanta sites to construct the CNG stations. Covanta operates more than 40 waste-to-energy facilities and 13 solid waste 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 Energy vice president of business development. “The new CNG stations will complement our operations, as we are committed to limiting impacts to the environment and our communities and providing the cleanest, most reliable source of energy from waste in the world.”