Sources: Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky.; CP staff
Charah, the leading independent in coal combustion product management and marketing, has closed on Connecticut-based SCB International Inc. with an eye to developing and deploying new fly ash beneficiation, mineral grinding, and pollutant extraction technologies—and potentially doubling its output of materials for concrete and cement customers.
According to American Coal Ash Association’s (ACAA) “Production and Use Survey,” 51.4 million tons of coal combustion products (CCP) were beneficially used in 2013—down from 51.9 million tons in 2012 and well below the 2008 peak of 60.6 million tons. In the closely watched category of fly ash consumed in concrete mixes, utilization increased only slightly to 12.3 million tons, up by 577,705 tons over 2012, but still below 12.6 million tons in 2008.
Source: GMI Global LLC, Larchmont, N.Y.
Organizers of AshTrade 2014, October 14-15 at the Houston Marriott North, have finalized an agenda catering to participants from across the coal combustion byproduct value chain—buyers, sellers, traders, end users—with presentations covering fly ash, bottom ash and synthetic gypsum.