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November 29, 2021

Quezon Waste-to-Energy Plant, Philippines

By Carmen

Quezon Waste-to-Energy Plant is a 36MW biopower project. It is planned in National Capital Region, Philippines. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 36 36 Permitting National Capital Region, Philippines Covanta Holding


The project is being developed by Covanta Holding. Covanta Holding, Macquarie Group and Metro Pacific Investments are currently owning the project.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 60,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $423m.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

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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