June 2013

Coal-Ash Recyclers Seen Aided in EPA’s Water-Discharge Plan

(Bloomberg.com 04-22-2013) Headwaters Inc. (HW) and other companies that recycle waste from coal-fired power plants may benefit from less-restrictive rules that U.S.

Concrete Moves for Carbon Reduction

(The Construction Index 04-12-2013) Ash produced at coal-fired power stations is helping to improve the sustainability of concrete. Dr Robert Carroll from the UK Quality Ash Association explains how. Concrete is one of the most important construction materials there is. The worldwide use of concrete today is more than double that of wood, plastic, steel and aluminium combined. But it is one of the most carbon intensive industries on the planet and it is under increasing pressure to change the way it operates.

Green Groups and Industry Agree We Need to Solve Coal Ash Problem Now

(Roll Call 04-09-2013) In an April 1 Roll Call op-ed, “McCarthy’s Work at EPA Should Start With Backing Off Coal Ash,” Kirk Benson, the chairman and CEO of Headwaters Inc., America’s largest manager and marketer of building products made from coal fly ash, called out the Environmental Protection Agency for the needless and self-inflicted delay of its rule-making to establish national standards for the disposal of coal ash, the second-largest industrial waste stream in the nation. We could not agree more.

Nashik may get a fly ash cluster project

(The Times of India 04-08-2013) NASHIK: A brick-manufacturing cluster project for small units engaged in making bricks from fly ash is likely to come up in Nashik soon. The District Industry Centre (DIC), Nashik, is planning to set up the cluster project by putting up a common facility centre for the units engaged in making bricks from fly ash, generated from the thermal power station at Eklahare near Nashik.

Experts Propose Research Priorities for Making Concrete 'Greener'

(Phys.Org 04-04-2013) The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard! But, according to a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the potential engineering performance, energy-efficiency and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling.