Senior government officials, business executives and community leaders attended the grand opening ceremonies, which took place at the Covanta Essex Resource Recovery Facility at 66 Blanchard Street in Newark’s East Ward. This Clean Energy and Covanta CNG nationwide project is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Energy Federal Stimulus Grant through the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition.
“Our overriding mission is to set a national standard for urban transformation – a goal that includes improving environmental quality through transitioning to clean energy fuels for city vehicle fleets,” said Newark Mayor Cory Booker. “To this end, we are moving forward with a major program to replace our existing fleet of diesel-powered garbage trucks and street sweepers with new cleaner-operating CNG-fueled trucks. Our new fleet will fuel up here at the Clean Energy/Covanta natural gas fueling station.”
Source: Covanta Energy