Bioenergy

Covanta Plans Florida Waste-to-Energy Facility Expansion

Covanta Energy Corporation is to begin design and construction of a 50 percent capacity expansion of the county’s Solid Waste-to-Energy Facility after receiving authorization from Hillsborough County, Florida.

The 600 ton per day (TPD) capacity expansion to the existing 1,200 TPD waste-to-energy facility near Brandon, Florida, will be built by Covanta Hillsborough, Inc., which will also operate and maintain the expanded facility though 2027. “The county’s decision to expand reinforces the strategic role waste-to-energy plays in recovering energy and materials from the waste stream to further reduce reliance on land filling,” said Anthony J. Orlando, President and CEO of Covanta. Covanta Energy’s waste-to-energy facilities convert municipal solid waste into renewable energy for numerous communities, predominantly in the U.S. Covanta Energy Corporation is a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation, which engages in waste disposal, energy services and specialty insurance through its subsidiaries.