EPA GHG emissions inventory tool hits cement plants close to home

The EPA has released 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) data collected under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). Reported carbon dioxide and methane emissions from large industrial sources were approximately 9 percent lower than in 2019, reflecting both the economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and ongoing, long-term industry trends. GHGRP adds a new demographic mapping layer to EPA’s Facility…

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Ozinga Energy tests emerging natural gas platform to run an F-150

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. 

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Wastewater-derived biosolids seed fly ash alternative

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.

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Headwaters projects double-digit increases in fly ash volumes toward 2017

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.

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BUYING TIME

2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG PHOTO: Oscar Einzing for AEM
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.

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