Source: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.
Charah Solutions has secured from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) a five-year sales and marketing contract to recycle byproducts from the Thomas Hill Energy Center, a coal-fired, 1,150-megawatt power station near Clifton Hill, Mo. A generation and transmission cooperative, AECI provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric systems serving 935,000 members in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma.
Charah will process and ship approximately 150,000 tons per year of specification-grade or non-spec Class C fly ash, bottom ash and boiler slag through 2026. The byproducts will be distributed through its MultiSource materials network, a distribution system of nearly 40 terminals across the country. Officials anticipate that a majority of the ash will be dispatched via truck within a 200-mile radius of the Thomas Hill station, the remaining product sold into encapsulated beneficial use applications in the greater Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan regions.