- Category: Carbon Market
07 Aug 2009
- Published on Friday, 07 August 2009 12:31
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solutions, is one of the first companies to commercialize an environmental solution for fly ash. Image Courtesy of PMI Ash Technologies, LLC
PMI Ash Technologies just received a total of 137,884 verified greenhouse gas (GHG) credits from emission reductions from fly ash from manufacturing that comes from the operation of the Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC) Carbon Burn-Out (CBO) facility. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) verified the reduction of carbon emissions at the CEC.
Companies and manufacturers get carbon credits for using environmentally friendly forms of production or producing environmentally-friendly products. It acts like a new currency where one carbon credit is equal to 1 ton of CO2 called CO2 equivalents. It can be traded in the carbon markets by companies or by nations that need it or have credits to spare. Costs are between US $10 to $40 per credit.
The CEC CBO facility processes fly ash that would otherwise be placed in a landfill. Fly ash is a heat-activated silica rich material that, in the presence of water, will combine with an activator like lime to create stronger concrete. The CEC CBO is the fourth commercial CBO facility and has been in operation since November 2006.
The MassDEP Carbon Dioxide Emission Banking, Trading and Averaging Program allows six large electric power plants in Massachusetts to comply with plant-specific carbon dioxide emission standards by using GHG earned from projects that reduce, avoid or sequester emissions of CO2 and other GHGs.
PMI Ash Technologies, a leader in fly ash technology solutions, is one of the first companies to commercialize an environmental solution for fly ash. Its CBO technology allows fly ash to be sold as a partial replacement for Portland cement even after environmental controls.
- Oliver M. Bayani