Eco Material plans 700K tpy ash harvest at Alabama Power station

Sources: Eco Material Technologies, South Jordan, Utah; CP staff Fly ash market leader Eco Material has announced a collaboration with Southern Co. subsidiary Alabama Power to harvest and process millions of tons of stored coal combustion products from Plant Barry, a Bucks, Ala. power station. The project is the third such venture with the Atlanta-based utility giant, following CCP harvesting…

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SEFA Group brings Heidelberg Materials strong ash volume, processing IP

Sources: Heidelberg Materials North America, Irving, Texas; CP staff Heidelberg Materials has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire The SEFA Group Inc., the largest U.S. source of harvested fly ash processed to ASTM C 618 performance. Based in Lexington, S.C., SEFA Group supplies ash to 800 concrete plants in 13 states, and spans five business units, five utility…

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Survey confirms coal ash consumption gains in cement and concrete

Sources: American Coal Ash Association, Denver; CP staff The American Coal Ash Association 2022 Production and Use Survey reflects 2021 data from coal-fired power stations, which yielded 77.3 million tons of ASTM C618 Class F or Class C ash and lesser grade coal combustion products (CCP), up from 69.1 million tons the prior year. When measured against 2020 figures, last…

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Coal ash recycling rate increases in 2020, reversing previous years’ declines

The American Coal Ash Association 2020 Production and Use Survey shows 59 percent, or 40.8 million tons, of the 69.2 million tons of coal ash produced during 2020 was recycled—up from 52 percent in 2019 and marking the sixth consecutive year that more than half of such material produced in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed.  ACAA…

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LafargeHolcim, CenterPoint enter 6-million ton ash recycling phase

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff LafargeHolcim and waste management subsidiary Geocycle have logged the first coal ash shipment in a multi-year initiative with CenterPoint Energy Inc. Delivered by barge via the Mississippi River, the 2,000-ton load will replace natural clay and fine aggregate as raw feeds at the Holcim (US) Ste. Genevieve mill in Missouri, North America’s largest cement operation.…

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Power Institute, Southern Co. open Ash Beneficial Use Center

Sources: Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif.; CP staff The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Southern Co. have opened the Ash Beneficial Use Center at Plant Bowen, operated by the Atlanta utility’s Georgia Power subsidiary. The facility will test and validate emerging, pilot-scale management methods for coal combustion products (CCPs).   

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Utility weighs 2 million ton fly ash processing project

Sources: Georgia Power, Atlanta; CP staff

Georgia Power is reviewing beneficial reuse prospects for upwards of 2 million tons of coal ash at Plant Mitchell, a retired generating station near Albany, Ga. A forthcoming contract will mark the first time in the state where coal combustion residuals from existing ponds are excavated and converted to ASTM C 618-grade fly ash.

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Coal Ash group counters EPA’s sprawling definition of beneficial CCR use

Sources: American Coal Ash Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) representatives are preparing to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to expand the definition of beneficial uses of coal combustion residuals (CCR) during an early-October public hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Coal ash recycling reaches record rate as production, use patterns shift

Sources: American Coal Ash Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP Staff

Sixty-four percent of the coal ash produced during 2017 was recycled, establishing a new record rate and marking the third consecutive year that more than half of such material produced in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed.

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