Expansion at Lee County’s Resource Recovery Facility Named as the 2008 Renewable Energy ‘Project of the Year’ by Power Engineering Magazine
“We’ve always believed that Energy-from-Waste is a great source of clean, renewable energy and are honored that the facility expansion has received this award,” said
Since 1994, the facility had processed more than 5.5 million tons of waste and offset 5.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, the equivalent of planting 127 million trees. In addition, the facility has recycled 145,000 tons of metals from the waste stream.
The expansion project will be featured in the January edition of Power Engineering magazine.
Covanta Energy is a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA), an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta’s 38 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using that municipal solid waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 16 million tons of waste into more than 8 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and create 10 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. For more information, visit http://www.covantaholding.com.
SOURCE Covanta Energy