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Governing Magazine explores the potential of converting waste into energy

When Dylan Scott from Governing Magazine took a recent tour of Covanta’s waste-to-energy facility in Northern Virginia, one of the first things that struck him was how much trash this facility processes daily: Each day, Covanta converts nearly 100 tons of municipal solid waste (that would otherwise be lost to landfill) into energy – that’s […]

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Local Tampa area leader praises energy recovery, celebrates 25 year partnership

Recently, the chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission, Ken Hagan, wrote an op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times commemorating the county’s 25-year partnership with Covanta Energy. In the op-ed , Chairman Hagan explained that the facility processes 1,800 tons of solid waste each day. According to Hagan, this is “enough energy to continuously power more […]

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Honolulu facility turns lost fishing nets into energy

According to experts, lost fishing nets unintentionally claim far too many marine animals every year. Entanglements of large nets, some of them weighing upwards of hundreds of pounds, get caught up in currents, where they can ensnare marine mammals and sea turtles, endanger ships, and wreak havoc on delicate ecosystems. Recent stories by CNN (video […]

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Energy recovery… There’s an app for that!

Through the power of technology, the benefits of recovering energy from everyday waste now can be experienced right at your fingertips. And it’s fun. Covanta Energy has launched a new game for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad that allows you to earn points for feeding the energy production process while sorting out recyclables and […]

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Covanta sweeps waste-to-energy awards

This week, we congratulate Covanta for its excellent work in advancing waste-to-energy! Recently, three of Covanta Energy’s U.S. facilities swept the waste-to-energy category in the 2012 Excellence Awards from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The United States’ 86 waste-to-energy facilities help to provide a reliable source of alternative energy to communities and […]

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Innovators in energy recovery technologies, Agilyx and Covanta take home major awards

Companies involved in recovering energy from waste are getting noticed for their contributions to energy creation and environmental protection. Recently, Agilyx Corporation and Covanta Energy were recognized for their efforts to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill and to reduce carbon emissions through energy recovery technologies. Agilyx, which has developed technology to economically […]

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Covanta introduces new technology to convert waste into energy

Covanta Energy Corporation recently announced that it has completed commercial demonstration testing on a new type of technology that uses gasification to recover energy from waste. According to Covanta, the technology has the ability to gasify unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) in a commercial setting, while reducing emissions and generating alternative energy. This would be […]

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