Covanta Durham York

Covanta operates the Durham York Energy Centre, a municipally owned Energy-from-Waste facility in Clarington Business Park, located in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.  The facility processes a maximum of 140,000 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per year from the Regions of Durham and York, generates 17.5 megawatts of renewable energy – enough to power the facility and over 10,000 homes.  The facility recovers nearly 3,300 tonnes of metal annually for recycling. All process water is reused within the facility, with zero wastewater discharge to the municipal sanitary sewer system.

Commercial Operation:

January 2016

Waste Processing Capacity:

436 metric tonnes per day

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system for nitrogen oxide control, semi dry recirculating flue gas scrubber with lime and activated carbon injection, pulse jet fabric filter baghouse system for particulate control and continuous emission monitoring system

Energy-from-Waste System:

Two 218 tonne-per-day water wall furnaces with Martin GmbH stoker grate combustion technology

Energy Generation:

Net output of approximately 17.5 MW

Awards and Recognition:

  •  2018 SWANA Gold Excellence Award
  • 2015 New Partnership Award from the Firehouse Youth Centre, an after-school youth drop-in program

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