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.”