FlyAshDirect eyes broad Eastern seaboard reach

Regional marketer FlyAshDirect will significantly expand its Class F fly ash delivery footprint following installation of rail car and pneumatic tanker loading equipment at American Electric Power’s John E. Amos Generating Station near Charleston, W.Va. It has secured exclusive rights to market ash from the CSX rail-served, three-unit station—the fourth AEP operation in the portfolio of Cincinnati-based FlyAshDirect portfolio. More than half of the 2,900MW facility’s approximately 1 million tons/year of ash is concrete-grade, with a carbon content below 2 percent.

“Due to increasing environmental regulations and clean air initiatives deployed at power facilities, it’s rare to find a high-quality fly ash source with such a low carbon content, especially in the Eastern U.S.,” says FlyAshDirect President Jim Irvine. “I believe we are in a unique position to offer this high-quality, abundant material to multiple markets in the [East].”

Outside West Virginia, the CSX rail access will enable the company to supply ASTM C618 product to concrete plants in the Carolinas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. FlyAshDirect’s current concrete customer base has been centered in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.