New Fly Ash-to-Bricks Plant in Operation in Racine

(Chicago Tribune 1-18-2010) CALEDONIA, Wis. - CalStar, the start-up company that turns We Energies fly ash into architectural bricks and pavers, is now in production.
 
Company officials publicly celebrated that fact last week at CalStar. According to the company conceived in Silicon Valley, its bricks and pavers:
 
--Use 40 percent recycled content.
 
--Emit 85 percent less carbon dioxide than standard kiln-fired bricks.
 
--Require 85 percent less energy to manufacture.
 
"We're going to address the global warming issue," declared Chief Executive Officer Michael Kane.
 
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