Recycling the coal ash from the 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant

Two cement companies have signed separate memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the Cebu provincial government to signify their interest in recycling the coal ash from the 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant of Kepco SPC Power Corp. (KSPC) in the City of Naga in southern Cebu.

Mabuhay Filcement, Inc. and Geo Transport and Construction Inc., in separate MOUs, agreed with the province that they will negotiate the terms and conditions of a definitive ash recycling agreement for the delivery of ash.

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said that since Mabuhay is still in its construction stage, the coal ash would first have to be tested before the cement plant starts operations.

Garcia said she believes Geo Transport has tested the coal ash and they are trying to address certain aspects to the resulting mix.

There was no agreement on the terms and conditions yet, since they still have to discuss mutually acceptable and appropriate terms and conditions.

Garcia said they are still considering other cement plants.

”I believe that other cement plants were just as interested and as soon as I can, I would be also scheduling meetings with Cemex and Taiheyo. I think there’s also another company that night be interested to purchase the coal ash. As of now, I still can’t mention that company,” she said.

She said there have been initial talks with Cemex and Taiheyo Cement. What they need now is the actual composition of the resulting coal ash, because during their previous discussion, Kepco’s power plant was not yet finished.

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