Covanta Energy Corp. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Newark, N.J., as a first notch in the companies' long-term partnership to build additional infrastructure.
The station is located at Covanta's energy-from-waste facility, which processes municipal solid waste into renewable energy. The refuse companies that bring this waste to Covanta from New York City and northern New Jersey will refuel their natural gas vehicles at the site, which Clean Energy will operate.
‘CNG is the perfect complement to our work in converting post-recycled waste into clean electricity,’ says Anthony Orlando, president and CEO of Covanta. ‘This new CNG station is an important step in building out necessary infrastructure to support the transition to modern fleets of garbage trucks fueled by natural gas.’
Covanta currently operates a total of 44 energy-from-waste facilities, which collectively produce 9 million MWh of electricity annually.