Submitted by: Fishing for Energy
Implemented country: United States
Title: Fishing for Energy
Fishing for Energy (FfE) is a partnership of Covanta Energy Corporation (Covanta), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program, and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. The goal of the FfE partnership is to provide fishermen a no-cost disposal option for old or derelict fishing gear and to covert it into clean, renewable energy, using state-of-the-art energy-from-waste-technology. More than 171 metric tons of gear has been collected, recovering 35 tons of metals for recycling and generating 212 kWhs, enough to meet the electrical needs of 18 average households for one year.