Firms Expand Their Relationship Beyond New Jersey
Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) says it’s broadening its compressed natural gas fueling station agreement with Covanta Energy beyond an initial facility in New Jersey, teaming to identify other Covanta sites.
“This relationship is expanding into other states,” says Clean Energy solid waste VP Ray Burke. Covanta operates more than 40 “state-of-the-art facilities that convert everyday trash into clean, renewable energy,” Clean Energy says.
In addition to three sites in New Jersey, Covanta has EfW (energy from waste) facilities in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as British Columbia and Ontario, and Italy, with other international projects in development.
“New CNG stations will complement our operations,” Covanta Energy business development VP Joey Neuhoff says in a Clean Energy release.
Clean Cities Support
Following delays related to Hurricane Sandy, the first Clean Energy CNG station at a Covanta facility is to open later this month at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J.
The CNG station dovetails with a $75 million to $100 million upgrade of the Newark facility announced by Covanta this past September.
“The station will provide cleaner, cost-efficient, domestic CNG fuel for the growing numbers of CNG refuse trucks that serve communities and businesses throughout the Northern New Jersey and New York City area,” Clean Energy says. The Clean Cities-backed CNG project has been in development for approximately two years (F&F, August 15, 2011).
Looking ahead, “Covanta wants to be very aggressive building more stations throughout their U.S. locations,” Burke told F&F.
“We are discussing where we can secure customer volume before we proceed.”
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels and Covanta Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up