HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls announced Wednesday an official partnership with Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions for communities and businesses.
The agreement designated the Morristown, N.J.-based company as the official energy partner of the Major League Soccer club. Covanta is providing renewable energy to power Red Bull Arena from its Energy-from-Waste facility in nearby Newark.
Covanta’s Energy-from-Waste facilities use post-recycled waste from municipalities and businesses to generate clean electricity. The process is a sustainable alternative to landfilling and reduces greenhouse gases. The company said in a press release that Energy-from-Waste is the only major source of electricity with a net-negative greenhouse gas footprint.
“We are proud to be named the official energy partner of the New York Red Bulls,” Covanta senior vice president, Energy Sami Kabbani said in a statement. “With less than two miles separating Covanta’s Energy-from-Waste facility in Newark, N.J. from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, the partnership takes advantage of locally produced renewable energy that directly benefits the surrounding community and also continues to keep trash out of landfills.”
By shifting from primarily fossil fuel-generated electricity to using renewable energy, the Red Bulls trying to reduce their carbon footprint. That would be by saving 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to the carbon sequestered annually by a forest the size of over six New York City Central Parks.