Separation Technologies, NB Power open new flyash processing plant
BELLEDUNE, NB-Separation Technologies and New Brunswick Power Generation officially opened a new flyash processing plant in Belledune earlier this month. Separation Technologies uses a proprietary process to remove the carbon from flyash, a byproduct of electricity generation, and create ProAsh(r), which is then marketed to the concrete industry. The process involves no added chemicals and releases no harmful emissions. NB Power president and CEO David Hay said the facility will reduce the utility's dependence on landfill in the Belledune area by up to 75%. Separation Technologies is working with Pinnacle Agencies, of Nova Scotia, to market ProAsh to concrete manufacturers in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec. The company says that substituting ProAsh for cement in readymix has been found to produce a cost-effective mix with superior handling and strength. Its use in place of cement also helps reduce CO2 emissions created in the production of cement.