ACI San Diego April 13, 2021 The Future for Fly Ash Supply

April 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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The Future for Fly Ash Supply

by Thomas H. Adams, Executive Director, American Coal Ash Association

Over the last several decades, demand for fly ash for use in concrete mixtures has been growing steadily.  In recent years, fly ash has earned a reputation for providing benefits to both the contractor and project owner when used according to recommendations and specifications.  A gap between the demand for concrete-quality fly ash and regionally available supply has become a serious concern.  With the retirement of older coal-fueled power plants, fewer sources of fly ash from the traditional supply chain are available.  Imports are available but are burdened with logistical and cost considerations.  One of the most promising resolutions to closing this gap is the use of fly ash previously put into disposal units – ponds and landfills.  This activity is known as “harvesting”.  In the U.S., it is estimated that over 2.5 billion tons of coal combustion products have been placed in disposal over the last half-century.  Today, fly ash marketers are working with owners of these disposal units to assess the viability of harvesting these materials for use in concrete.  This presentation will provide an overview of fly ash supply from traditional sources as well as the prospects for harvesting.

Biography for Thomas H. Adams

Thomas Adams has been executive director of the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) since February 2009.  Prior to joining the ACAA he was employed by the American Concrete Institute.  He has over 35 years of experience in the ready mixed concrete industry in sales, marketing and technical service.  He attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan studying business administration and strategic management.

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