Waste-To-Energy Facility Expansion Wins ‘Project Of The Year’

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This week, Power Engineering Magazine has named its choice for the 2008 Renewable Energy Project of the Year, and it goes to the waste-to-energy facility expansion in Lee County, New JerseyThis week, Power Engineering Magazine has named its choice for the 2008 Renewable Energy Project of the Year, and it goes to the waste-to-energy facility expansion in Lee County, Florida. The plant is owned by Covanta Energy, and the $120 million addition increased the amount of waste the facility can process by 50%. What does that mean to the average resident? Well, it means that 1,836 tons of municipal waste is processed every day, and creates enough energy to power 36,000 homes. The plant has been operating for almost 14 years now, and has helped offset 5.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, and recycled 145,000 tons of metal out of the garbage. Learn more about Covanta facilities at their official site.