November 13, 2008

Covanta Energy Reopens Walter Hall Resource Recovery Facility in Oklahoma

Covanta Energy, engaged in the development and operation of large scale energy-from-waste and other renewable energy projects, has reopened the Walter Hall resource recovery facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The facility, which can process up to 1,125 tons of municipal solid waste per day and generate 240,000 pounds per hour of steam, is currently accepting commercial and residential household waste for processing into clean, renewable energy.

Covanta has acquired the energy-from-waste facility from CIT earlier in 2008 and has been implementing environmental, safety, and operational improvements to the plant, which began commercial operation in 1986 but has not been open since June 2007. Steam generated by the conversion process will be sold to local refineries and used to generate electricity.

Seth Myones, president of Covanta Americas, said: "The reopening of Tulsa's only energy-from-waste facility demonstrates the continued need for both renewable energy and sustainable solid waste management solutions."