With the STAR® Process, coal ash is transformed into a high-quality, sustainable material for concrete, reducing the amount of other natural resources needed in construction. Since structures built with fly ash concrete will last longer, fewer resources will be depleted in the future. Using fly ash in this way exemplifies sustainable development.
STAR® Ash contributes environmental benefits to concrete producers and facility owners:
- Conversion of coal ash previously stored in ponds or landfills into a sustainable construction material that improves concrete performance in infrastructure projects.
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions from the production of concrete by using STAR® Ash, which reduces the need for carbon-intensive Portland cement.
- Reduced impact on natural resources for mined materials, such as limestone and shale, which are used in the production of cement.