CINCINNATI, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FlyAshDirect announces today that it has been awarded the exclusive fly ash marketing rights to American Electric Power's John E. Amos Generating Station located near Charleston, West Virginia. John E. Amos joins the Gavin, Mountaineer and Clifty Creek Power Plants in FlyAshDirect's existing portfolio of fly ash marketing contracts held with Columbus-based utility AEP, America's largest generator of electricity.
FlyAshDirect plans to make the necessary investment to install fly ash dry unloading systems at the 2933 MW facility this summer of 2011 with intent to distribute material to concrete product markets throughout the eastern seaboard. Amos will have the flexibility of supplying customers with product either through pneumatic tankers or via rail which is served on the CSX line.
John E. Amos operates 3 units which are powered by a blend of low-sulfur and Northern Appalachian high-sulfur coal. Approximately 1 million tons of Class F fly ash is produced yearly at Amos. FlyAshDirect reports it will have the ability to provide concrete product markets a high-grade fly ash with residual carbon content of less than 2% and which meets all ASTM, AASHTO, and DOT specifications.
"Due to increasing environmental regulations and clean air initiatives deployed at power facilities, it's rare to find a high-quality fly ash source with such a low carbon content, especially in the Eastern US," says Jim Irvine, President of FlyAshDirect. "I believe we are in a unique position to offer this high-quality, abundant material to multiple markets in the eastern US region that are traditionally served by fly ash that requires beneficiation via expensive capital intensive processes."
FlyAshDirect is a Coal Combustion Product management firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. FlyAshDirect creates by-product utilization opportunities for the power generation industry by developing markets for fly ash and synthetic gypsum resources. FlyAshDirect currently has over 4 million tons of coal combustion by-products under contract.
FlyAshDirect focuses its efforts and services towards transforming vast industrial resources into revenue generating assets. Since 1989, FlyAshDirect has developed markets throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and beneficially marketed millions of tons of coal combustion by-products. For more information about FlyAshDirect, please visit http://www.flyashdirect.com.
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