Cemex extends Sunshine State cementitious materials distribution

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland cement, slag cement and fly ash sourcing flexibility and distribution capacity in Florida, its largest market, with $8 million-plus in Ports of Pensacola and Palm Beach terminal investments. The producer has added barge unloading equipment to augment the former operation’s legacy rail load out and leverage its parent company’s…

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Charah adds Ohio capacity in five-year ash management contract

Sources: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.; CP staff Charah Solutions has been awarded a five-year sales and marketing contract for the beneficial recycling of fly ash from the Buckeye State’s largest coal-fired power operation: the two-unit, 2,665-megawatt Gen. James M. Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio. The contract will net an estimated 35,000 to 60,000 tons of specification-grade Class F…

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Boral Resources sale imminent as parent sunsets North America role

Sources: Boral Ltd., North Sydney, Australia; CP staff Boral Ltd. Managing Director Zlatko Todorcevski confirms in investor guidance accompanying the August 24 release of FY2021 results that “following a detailed assessment of strategic options, we are now entering the final stages of a divestment of our North American fly ash business.” The writing was on the wall for Boral Resources—the…

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CR Minerals pozzolan supports GCC Type IP powder offering

Sources: CR Minerals Company LLC, Fort Worth, Texas; CP staff CR Minerals has entered an extended agreement to supply natural pozzolan as a source feed for an ASTM C595 Type IP cement, finished at the GCC Tijeras mill near Albuquerque, N.M. The GCC product has demonstrated capacity to mitigate against chemical attack on concrete, augmenting structures’ service life, and holds…

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Boral Ltd. weighs options for North American fly ash business

Sources: Boral Ltd., Sydney; CP staff The Australian parent company of Georgia-based Boral North America has begun a review of Boral Resources to explore “value creation opportunities.” With 120-plus fly ash collection, processing or distribution sites across the U.S., the business accounted for about $470 million of Boral North America’s $1.56 billion in FY2020 sales.

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ST, Salt River Materials team on fly ash processing operation

Sources: ST Equipment & Technology, Needham, Mass.; CP staff In a collaboration with Salt River Materials Group and its Phoenix Cement business, ST Equipment & Technology (STET) will license a particle separator and provide engineering and commissioning services for a fly ash beneficiation facility at the Rocky Mountain Power Huntington generating station in Utah. Equipment installation and ramp up are…

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Lehigh Cement sets new watermark for clinker + limestone + ash blends

Lehigh Hanson Inc. is extending its recently launched, carbon-wise EcoCem portland-limestone cement series with EcoCem PLUS, milled at the Lehigh Cement Edmonton Plant and Terminal and debuting in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Finished by inter-grinding cement clinker, fly ash, limestone and gypsum, the material outperforms traditional CSA Group-grade (High Sulphate Limestone blend) HSLb-20F powder in resisting sulphate attack, common in…

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Titan’s Separation Technologies proves new fly ash reclamation process

Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; Separation Technologies LLC, Roanoke, Va.; CP staff Separation Technologies (ST) has commissioned its first industrial scale plant engineered to reclaim fly ash from coal ash impoundment basins. A pilot facility at the Talen Energy Brunner Island Steam Electric Station in York Haven, Pa. combines the Titan America subsidiary’s new proprietary drying and screening system…

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Fly ash use in concrete up slightly; overall ash recycling rate down

Fifty-two percent of the coal ash produced during 2019 was recycled, marking the fifth consecutive year that more than half of the power generating station byproduct in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed. The volume of fly ash used in concrete, 12.6 million tons, marks a 1 percent increase over 2018 consumption. Year-over-year use of fly ash…

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Fly ash use in concrete up slightly; overall ash recycling rate down

Source: American Coal Ash Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.  Fifty-two percent of the coal ash produced during 2019 was recycled, marking the fifth consecutive year that more than half of the power generating station byproduct in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed. The volume of fly ash used in concrete, 12.6 million tons, marks a 1 percent increase…

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