ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC, a joint venture owned by ADA-ES, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES), a leader in clean coal technology and the associated specialty chemicals, and Energy Capital Partners, recently announced that the company has secured two new contracts to provide activated carbon to control mercury emissions. Under the terms of the contracts, ACS will supply these power plant customers with approximately 25 to 30 million pounds of activated carbon.

In addition to the new contracts, ACS is currently building the largest activated carbon production line in North America in Coushatta, Louisiana. Designed to produce 150 million pounds of activated carbon per year, the plant is expected to start up at half capacity in April 2010. ACS currently supplies activated carbon to some of the largest power companies in the United States.

Marilyn Treacy, senior vice president of sales and marketing at ADA Carbon Solutions, stated, “These activated carbon contracts will enable our customers to meet mercury regulations in the U.S. Midwest and Western Canada. As a result of these contracts, ADA Carbon Solutions intends to utilize trans-loading facilities in those regions to better serve these customers by providing local product storage and deliveries.”