April 21, 2017

Earth Day and Coal Ash Recycling

SEFA Celebrates Anniversary of Environmental Stewardship on Earth Day

LEXINGTON, SC – As Earth Day 2017’s Campaign of Environmental & Climate Literacy begins, The SEFA Group celebrates its 41st year of environmental stewardship. An innovative leader in fly ash beneficiation, SEFA is reclaiming and processing coal ash from ponds for recycled use in concrete, permanently removing coal ash from the environment.
With a commitment to environmental responsibility, SEFA developed its proprietary STAR® Process, a thermal beneficiation technology, in 2008. STAR® Technology is a process to remove carbon and other impurities from coal ash, producing a high-quality, consistent mineral material that can be recycled into concrete. Concrete producers use the premium mineral material in the construction of roads, bridges, and buildings because it improves the durability and strength of concrete projects and results in a higher-quality finished product.
“Our innovative process is designed to provide our ready-mixed concrete customers an uninterrupted supply of recycled fly ash by utilizing and eliminating ash currently stored in ponds,” explained Jim Clayton, SEFA’s Chief Operating Officer. “It’s a sustainability win for our customers, the environment and future generations.”
Through partnerships with utility and concrete companies, SEFA has recycled over 20 million tons of fly ash which otherwise would have been disposed in landfills or ponds.

About The SEFA Group
The SEFA Group, a privately-held company celebrating 40 years in business, is a technical service and solution provider principally engaged in processing and marketing environmentally responsible products derived from fly ash for the concrete industry. A significant part of the business involves the use of SEFA’s proprietary STAR® Technology to process fly ash. In addition to fly ash sales and STAR® operations, the company provides services and products to customers through SEFA Transportation, SEFA Industrial Solutions, and Spherix® Mineral Products. To learn more about SEFA, visit


Our Values Guide The Way We Work

Opportunities at SEFA
SEFA values its employees and offers a great work environment and competitive compensation. We do not post open positions on our website at this time. Our Benefit Plan is designed to be competitive and meet the ever-changing needs of our employees. For questions, contact

“The foundation for the success of our Company is the willingness to serve and do anything it takes.” – Gregg Hendrix, EVP

SEFA is a privately-held company that believes in treating our customers, and each other, with the respect they deserve. SEFA prioritizes the health and safety of our customers and our employees, as well as the environment in communities where we work.
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Leadership In Fly Ash Beneficiation

For four decades, The SEFA Group has been adept at stimulating innovation and new service offerings that can further contribute to customers’ success and environmental stewardship. Innovation begins with being a problem solver. Through SEFA’s determination, STAR® (Staged Turbulent Air Reactor) Technology was developed to provide the Company’s ready-mixed concrete customers an uninterrupted supply of recycled fly ash by utilizing and eliminating ash currently stored in impoundments. It is currently the only technology in the world transforming ash previously stored in ponds into a consistent, high-quality product for concrete. The heartbeat of SEFA is innovation, and the Company will continue to develop technologies, engineer processes, and invest in equipment that make a positive environmental difference for the future.