Albany, NY – Michael Buckley of East Greenbush, NY also has assumed new responsibilities. Buckley, a regional asset manager for ReEnergy who is responsible for the management of market and customer interactions for all of ReEnergy’s Northeast U.S. operations, will take a greater role in fuel procurement efforts in New York, including the procurement of sustainably harvested forest residue known as biomass. ReEnergy’s green wood procurement effort has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard, and ReEnergy is the first company solely devoted to electricity production to be certified to the SFI Standard. This certification verifies that ReEnergy’s biomass procurement program promotes land stewardship and responsible forestry practices.
Before joining ReEnergy, Buckley worked with Covanta Energy for two years, where he was a business manager for a regional operation that included waste-to-energy facilities, landfills and transfer stations, and with EAC Operations for seven years, where he was marketing manager for EAC’s Northeast U.S. operations. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and an MBA from UAlbany.
ReEnergy’s waste services division has grown to become the largest processor of construction and demolition (C&D) material in the Northeast U.S. ReEnergy owns and operates four facilities in New England (Epping and Salem, NH; Roxbury, MA and Lewiston, ME) that process C&D material, converting a high percentage of that material to wood chips. Those wood chips are sold to biomass power plants in New England — including to some energy facilities owned by ReEnergy Holdings — and to facilities in Quebec that manufacture particle board. ReEnergy’s energy division, comprised of biomass-to-electricity facilities in the Northeastern U.S., utilizes approximately two tons of fuel per year from ReEnergy’s solid waste division.
About ReEnergy Holdings
ReEnergy Holdings LLC owns and/or operates facilities that use forest-derived woody biomass and other waste residues to produce renewable energy. It also owns facilities in New England that recycle construction and demolition material. ReEnergy owns and/or operates nine energy generating facilities with 325 MW of installed renewable energy generation capacity and processes for recycling more than 700,000 tons per year of construction and demolition material. ReEnergy operates in six states and employs more than 320 people.