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January 5, 2022

Covanta Onondaga Biomass Power Plant, US

By Carmen

Covanta Onondaga Biomass Power Plant is a 39.5MW biopower project. It is located in New York, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 1995.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 39.5 39.5 Active New York, the US Covanta Onondaga


The project is developed and owned by Covanta Onondaga. The company has a stake of 100%.

The project generates 220GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 32,000 households, offsetting 4,000,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 turbine with 39.5MW nameplate capacity.

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Development Status

The project got commissioned in February 1995.

Contractors Involved

MARTIN supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 13.75TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 830Degree Fahrenheit. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 865psig.

Covanta Onondaga is the O&M contractor for the project, commencing from the year 1995.

About Covanta Onondaga

COVANTA Onondaga LP (Covanta), a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corp, is an alternative energy company that offers waste management services and clean energy solutions. The company provides ferrous and non-ferrous recovery and recycling. It operates through air pollution control equipment, a semi-dry flue gas scrubbers injecting lime, nitrogen oxide control system, fabric filter baghouses, mercury control system, and emissions monitoring system, among others. Covanta generates energy from waste system furnaces with Martin reverse reciprocating grates and ash handling system. The company processes municipal solid waste which generates renewable energy. The company generates power by using electrical generator. Covanta is headquartered in Jamesville, New York, the US.


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