Covanta Expands Waste-to-Energy Plant in Honolulu

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 11, 2012

1 Min Read
Covanta Expands Waste-to-Energy Plant in Honolulu

Covanta Energy Corp. has expanded the waste-to-energy facility in Honolulu.

The Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta said in a news release the expansion added a third boiler, which increased the facility’s capacity by 900 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day. The expansion brings the facility’s total daily capacity to 3,000 tons and allows Covanta to process all of the post-recycled MSW for Honolulu and Oahu Island at the unit.

The facility is owned by the city and county of Honolulu but Covanta designed, built and operates the facility.

The expansion enables the facility to produce about 90 megawatts of renewable energy, or close to 8 percent of Oahu’s power needs. 

With the completed project Covanta begins a new 20-year operating agreement with the city and county.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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