Covanta Union Biomass Power Plant is a 44MW biopower project. It is located in New Jersey, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1994.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 44 44 Active New Jersey, the US Covanta Holding


The project was developed by Covanta Holding.

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

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1994.

Contractors Involved

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 44MW nameplate capacity.

About Covanta Holding

Covanta Holding Corp (Covanta) is a provider of waste and energy solutions. The company generates electricity from its Energy-from-Waste (EfW); and recycles ferrous and non-ferrous metals through its subsidiaries. It offers procurement, industrial material management, disposal of waste, liquid waste management solutions, and total ash processing, among others. The company also provides kiosks, plastic and packaging, consulting and material management services. The company sells metals raised from EfW Process. The company serves manufacturing, retail and consumer, chemical, engineering and construction, and healthcare sectors. It has a presence in Canada, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK and the US. Covanta is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, the US.


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