Boral Resources adds Mexico stations to fly ash supply chain

Sources: Boral Resources, Atlanta; CP staff

Boral Resources has acquired marketing rights for fly ash produced at two large coal-fueled power plants in Mexico, their combined annual output equating to a potential 1 million-plus tons of Class F fly ash for distribution throughout the western United States. The plants are Carbon II in Nava, Coahuila, located approximately 25 miles from the Texas border and accessible by truck or rail; and, Petacalco in Petacalco, Guerrero, located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and accessible by rail or barge. 

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Pozzolan deposit positions Boral to step up Western state ash volume

Sources: Boral Resources, Atlanta; CP staff

Boral Resources has acquired 4.5 million tons of natural pozzolan contained in surface piles at a central Utah mine. “Extensive testing and characterization of the materials shows that they can be blended with several Western fly ash sources to extend the volume of concrete-quality pozzolans available in Western states markets,” says Boral CM Services Vice President, Technology Rafic Minkara, Ph.D., P.E. “This material can deliver enhanced ASR mitigation when blended with some fly ashes. Furthermore, the material’s location at an active and fully permitted site greatly reduces development costs and timelines.”

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Boral R&D chief to address supply, logistics challenges at Ash Trade conference

Sources: GMI Global LLC, Las Vegas; CP staff

Boral Resources Vice President of Research & Development Rafic Minkara, Ph.D., P.E., will present “Fly Ash Sustainability In the USA: Regulatory Challenges, Resource Availability and Product Quality” at Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018, February 22-23 in Cancun, Mexico. As an executive with North America’s leading ASTM C618-grade source, he will highlight such material availability measures as logistics investments and legacy resource reclamation, plus technologies to mitigate ash quality issues. Joining him on the seven-speaker program will be LafargeHolcim Business Development Manager of Alternative Raw Materials Andrew Spivak, who will lead the “Vision of Alternative Resources: Fuels and Materials” panel discussion. The conference will take place at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort. Additional details and registration can be obtained here.

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Headwaters, BMT combination equals Boral Resources

Sources: Boral North America, Atlanta; CP staff

Boral Material Technologies and Headwaters Resources have combined to form Boral Resources—America’s largest marketer of fly ash for concrete products and other building materials. A sister unit providing ash management to utilities and related customers is now Boral Plant Services.

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