Sources: Ingevity, North Charleston, S.C.; Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff
Ozinga Energy is delving deeper into diesel and gasoline alternatives to fuel light- to medium-duty trucks. Through a partnership with activated carbon processor Ingevity, the Ozinga Bros. entity is demonstrating a new natural gas fueling platform in a Ford F-150.
Sources: Aries Clean Energy LLC, Franklin, Tenn.; CP staff
Aries Clean Energy has secured approval to build its first large-scale fluidized bed gasification system, engineered to convert 400 tons of biosolids per day into 7 million to 7.5 million cu. ft. of renewable, low-Btu synthesis gas plus 22 tons of biochar, the latter a raw feed for processing a concrete-grade fly ash substitute.
With only five unique parts, the Type 3 Rail Mount is billed as the lightest compressed natural gas fuel system on the market. It offers a similar operating experience to diesel trucks, product engineers contend, and is designed to improve fuel economy, increase payload, reduce total cost of fleet ownership.
Sources: Headwaters Inc., South Jordan, Utah; CP staff
In a third-quarter earnings report, Headwaters notes 8 percent revenue and 11 percent EBIDTA gains against the same period in 2015, while projecting near-term strengthening of fly ash and other coal combustion products (CCP) shipments, the core of its Construction Materials business. “As we develop additional sources of [fly ash] supply, we forecast 2017 volumes in the range of 6.1 to 6.5 million tons, a 9 percent to 20 percent increase over 2016 projected volumes,” the company tells investors.
INDUSTRY HEADS TO LAS VEGAS FOR SEVENTH CONEXPO-CON/AGG
After a second consecutive year where concrete, cement and aggregate interests saw modest shipment gains—while overall construction industry increases in 2013 reached the 7-8 percent range—producers are positioned to act on plant and fleet equipment investment carrying them through the growth projected for the remainder of the decade.