Covanta Proceeding with CNG Station Plans in Eastern Massachusetts

Covanta SEMASS LP, the unit of Covanta Energy Corp. that operates the Southeastern Massachusetts (SEMASS) Resource Recovery Facility and related facilities in West Wareham, Mass., is making headway toward building a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station at its Rochester, Mass., plant.

According to coverage from Wicked Local, Rochester town officials have OKed the company's request to begin public hearings about the proposed CNG station. The first meeting is scheduled for later this week.

Initially, the station would serve only the heavy-duty fleet vehicles that haul refuse to Covanta's municipal waste facility in Rochester. Public access would be considered in the coming years.

Larry Schwartz, an engineer with Covanta Energy, says a ‘comprehensive plan’ for the station is in place, and the company has been working with the town's planning officials to address any issues.

Covanta provides CNG refueling at other locations, such as at its facility in Newark, N.J. That CNG station was developed as a part of a partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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