Georgia Power will harvest 9 million tons of coal ash landfilled at its 3.4-GW Plant Bowen station in, Georgia.
Coal ash use project
Firstly, it will be the single largest beneficial use project of its kind in the U.S., and the largest ever for Georgia Power.
Secondly, the four-unit Plant Bowen, has historically transferred and stored its coal combustion residuals at its ash pond.
Thirdly, in preparation for the 254-acre ash pond’s closure, the power plant completed the conversion to dry ash handling in early 2019. Today Ash Pond 1 no longer receives material.
Coal ash partnership
Moreover, Georgia Power will partner with Eco Material Technologies, a marketer of fly ash and all coal combustion products, and a developer of new construction material technologies.
Eco Material, provides coal-fueled power plants with on-site ash handling and management, environmental services, and engineering services. It will manage the Plant Bowen project, including the end-use of the excavated material.
Ash removal from Plant Bowen’s pond and landfill will begin by 2024. The project will increase its material removal by 600,000 tons per year.
In addition, the material harvested will be used in concrete blends; to repair, construct bridges, roads, and buildings in Georgia.
Finally, fly ash also aids the formation of cementitious compounds to enhance the strength, impermeability, and durability of concrete, it noted.
About Eco Material Technologies
Eco Material Technologies is a leading marketer of fly ash and all coal combustion products. The company markets fly ash to the concrete industry; Eco Material also develops new construction material technologies.
Moreover, the company provides coal-fueled power generating plants with complete on-site ash handling and management, environmental services and engineering services.
Finally, it is successful in marketing fly ash, and helps utility plants utilize their coal combustion products through innovative marketing and product development.
Read more about Eco Materials, here. https://ecomaterial.com/