Fueling station is first compressed natural gas fueling station built by the two companies.
|From L-R: Rocky Di Rico, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Dept. of Sanitation; Joanna Underwood, Energy Vision; Chuck Feinberg, President, New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition; Joel Sonkin, City of Newark, Chief of energy and environment; Anthony Orlando, Covanta President & CEO; Hank Asher, Covanta Essex Business Manager; Andrew Littlefair, President and CEO, Clean Energy.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Covanta Energy Corp., have jointly announced the opening of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Newark, N.J. The station is the first fueling station built as part of a nationwide partnership between the two companies.
The station, built and maintained by Clean Energy, is located at Covanta’s energy-from-waste facility in Newark. The station will supply CNG fuel to refuse trucks serving communities and businesses in Northern New Jersey and New York City.
The companies note that the CNG fueling, combined with Covanta’s energy-from-waste facility, creates a compelling economic and environmentally-friendly refuse management model the two companies plan to replicate across the United States.
“Today we celebrate the first station developed by our partnership with Covanta that we expect to bring cleaner and cheaper energy to the Northern New Jersey area,” said Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy, during the opening ceremonies. “This partnership is expected to enable more fleets and customers around the country to take advantage of the economic benefits of natural gas while reducing their carbon footprint in the community—a true win-win.”
Anthony Orlando, president and CEO, Covanta Energy, said, “Covanta is proud to partner with Clean Energy and the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition in the installation of the new fueling station at our energy-from-waste facility. CNG is the perfect complement to our work in converting post-recycled waste into clean electricity. This new CNG station is an important step in building out necessary infrastructure to support the transition to modern fleets of garbage trucks fueled by natural gas and that transition will provide economic and environmental benefits to the communities we serve.”
The Newark fueling station project has been partially funded by a U.S. Department of Energy Federal Stimulus Grant through the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition, a non-profit organization that works to educate the public about the environmental benefits of switching to vehicles powered by alternative fuels.